29 January 2016
Five Palestinian youths, known as the “Hares boys,” after their home village in the West Bank, have concluded a nearly three-year military trial by agreeing to a plea deal with Israeli occupation authorities.
They will each serve 15 years in prison.
Ali Shamlawi, Muhammed Kleib, Muhammed Suleiman, Ammar Souf and Tamer Souf, all 16 and 17 when they were arrested in March 2013, were charged with 20 counts of attempted murder.
Israel alleges they threw stones on a highway that connects Israeli settlements in the central West Bank to Tel Aviv and other towns in present-day Israel.
The young men all maintained their innocence and said that the Israeli accusations were based on confessions extracted by torture.
A settler crashed her car into a truck, causing significant injury to her three young daughters…
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