Israel punishes young Palestinian for defending his family and demands for compensation

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Israeli military court in Ofer sentenced Islam Naji Abu Hmaid, from Am’ari refugee camp in Ramallah, to life imprisonment on Monday.

Israeli authorities have arrested Abu Hmaid several months ago and demolished the house of his mother as a punitive measure, as they accuse him of throwing a stone at a soldier during an Israeli raid into the refugee camp, which killed the soldier.

The court also ordered Abu Hmaid to pay compensation of 258,000 Shekels to the family of the occupier soldier.

The family of the dead soldier rejected the court sentence and demanded the compensation to be increased to 5 million Shekels. It also said that the court sentence is “shameful for Israel” and that Abu Hmaid should be sentenced to death for defending his house from their heavy-weaponized son.

Islam Abu Hmaid has said that he killed a ‘Duvdevan’ soldier to protect his house from the unit and after he saw what they did to his brothers.

“A Duvdevan unit has shot a brother of me injuring him and killed another one. This pushed me to identify the unit and its soldiers”, Abu Hmaid said.

“I have nine brothers; you killed one of them, sentenced four to life imprisonment, and arrested another one after midnight”, Abu Hmaid said to Israeli interrogators. “I found a Duvdevan unit inside my house. They threw my brother on the ground and assaulted him, at that time I decided to take revenge”.

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