Israel to release young female Palestinian prisoner

    Israel to release young female Palestinian prisoner

    April 11. Jerusalem: Israel has approved the early release of a 12-year-old Palestinian girl who confessed to planning to carry out a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement, Israeli prison service said on Monday.

    Prison service spokesman Assaf Librati said Monday that authorities have decided to release the girl on April 24 — six weeks before her scheduled release. He said the decision was made because of her "young age."

    The case had put Israel's military justice system in a difficult spot and drew attention to the dual legal systems in the West Bank — one for Palestinians and one for Israelis, reports said.

    The girl was arrested Feb. 9 outside a West Bank settlement with a knife hidden in her shirt and pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter.

    The Oslo Times


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