Saturday 10 December 2016

Israel releases girl (12) who planned attack

Alan Garfinkle

Published 25/04/2016 | 02:30

Young Palestinian prisoner Dima al-Wawi hugs her mother following her release yesterday. Photo: Reuters/Abed Omar Qusini
Young Palestinian prisoner Dima al-Wawi hugs her mother following her release yesterday. Photo: Reuters/Abed Omar Qusini

A 12-year-old Palestinian girl who confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement has been freed after more than two months in an Israeli prison.

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Israeli Prison Service spokesman Assaf Librati said Dima al-Wawi was sent her home to her village near Hebron in the West Bank.

She is believed to be the youngest female Palestinian ever imprisoned. Her case put Israel's military justice system in the spotlight. It came amid seven months of near-daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers.

According to court documents, the girl was caught with a knife as she approached an Israeli settlement in February.

She later pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter in a plea bargain and was sentenced to four months in prison. She was freed early after an appeal.

Irish Independent

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