Case of 14-year-old Palestinian girl in Israeli prison for hurling rocks at cars stirs anger

January 28, 2015 6:15 AM

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Case of 14-year-old Palestinian girl in Israeli prison for hurling rocks at cars stirs anger

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, Palestinian Khawla Al-Khatib, holds a poster of her 14-year-old daughter Malak al-Khatib, detained in Israel, in the village of Beitin near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian suspect, charged with stone throwing and possession of a knife, entered the courtroom and was sentenced to two months in prison. The scene has played out like many others in Israeli military courts. Except this time, the suspect was a 14-year-old girl. Malak al-Khatib was arrested last month near her sleepy village in the West Bank. Hers is a rare case of a female Palestinian minor held by Israel that has gripped Palestinians, who say her treatment demonstrates Israel’s excessive measures against stone-throwing youth. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) (The Associated Press)

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 photo, Palestinian Khawla Al-Khatib, looks at posters belonging to her 14-year-old daughter Malak al-Khatib, that is arrested in Israel, in the village of Beitin near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian suspect, charged with stone throwing and possession of...

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