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Israeli court sends mother of Palestinian martyr to prison

Suzan Abu Ghannam grieves hours after her son's killing on July 21. [Maan News Agency]
Suzan Abu Ghannam grieves hours after her son's killing on July 21. [Maan News Agency]

The Israeli Magistrates’ Court in Jerusalem sentenced the mother of a Palestinian killed by the occupation security forces last year to 11 months in prison on Sunday, Quds Press has reported. Suzanne Abu Ghannam was charged with “incitement” on Facebook.

Abu Ghannam was arrested in August at her house in Al-Tur neighbourhood in the occupied city of Jerusalem. The Israeli forces confiscated many household and personal items during the raid.

In July 2017, her son Mohammad was killed by the Israeli occupation forces during the wave of unrest triggered by Israel’s decision to place cameras at the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque. His family was not able to perform normal mourning and funeral rites because his body was buried in secret in order to thwart an Israeli plan to hold onto it indefinitely.

Meanwhile, another Israeli court has sentenced Batoul Al-Ramahi, 25, and Amna Mahmoud to 29 months and 33 months in prison respectively, the Prisoners’ Committee said in a statement. Al-Ramahi was arrested on 12 March last year, and Mahmoud was arrested on 12 December, just over twelve months ago. Both women were arrested in their homes during night raids and have been held as political prisoners in Al-Damoon Prison.

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