The Israeli Military Court at the Salem military base, north of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, sentenced, Thursday, a 16-year-old Palestinian child, from Ya’bod village, near Jenin, to 4 months imprisonment and NIS 3000 ($800) fine. The lawyer representing Ahmad Taleb Abu Baker, 16, filed for the release of his client, but the court turned the appeal down and sentenced the child to four months, and NIS 3000 fine, citing what the court called “security considerations”.

Also on Thursday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian youth while trying to cross a roadblock north of Jericho in the West Bank.

The Israeli Radio claimed that the soldiers searched the youth and found a “concealed knife”; he was taken to an unknown destination.

On Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank and kidnapped 13 residents, including 3 children.