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PA minister: 3.5 million shekel fine imposed on murderer of an infant and father is “delegitimizing the national resistance”

"In a statement published today [Dec. 16, 2014], Prisoners' Affairs Authority Director [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake said that the Palestinian government had, in accordance with the new prisoners' regulations, stopped paying the fines continuously imposed on the prisoners by the occupation courts. He clarified that the occupation courts collect large sums from the prisoners, and that 95% of the verdicts pronounced by these courts involve fines, some of which are exceedingly high...
Karake noted the existence of an even more severe policy, which the occupation courts have been adopting, and which involves the passing of sentences on prisoners that force them to pay large sums in financial compensation to Israelis who have been exposed to resistance by Palestinians (i.e., terror attacks). He noted that [a fine of] 3.5 million shekels had been imposed on prisoner Ali Sa'ada, as compensation for the families of the killed settlers, with the aim of delegitimizing the [Palestinian] national resistance against the occupation."
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Note: Ali Sa’ada and Wa’al Al-Araja were members of a Palestinian gang of stone-throwers and were convicted of the murder of Asher Palmer, 25, and his baby son Yonatan near Kiryat Arba in the West Bank on Sept. 23, 2011. Al-Araja threw two stones at Palmer’s car from a vehicle driven by Sa’ada, hitting Yonatan in the head and causing Palmer to lose control of his vehicle, which ran into a gulley, killing both of them instantly.

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