The Palestine Prisoners Center for Studies have reported that the Ofer Israeli Military Court sentenced detainee Hussein Ali Qawasma, from the southern West bank city of Hebron, to a life term and additional sixty years.The Center said that that the judge initially sentenced Qawasma to a life term and additional thirty years, then he asked the detainee â€śif he regrets what he didâ€ť, and the detainee refused to stand up for the judge, and responded to his question saying;
â€śYou occupied my land, stole my country, and killed by brothers, and now you expect me to give you some roses?!â€ť, he said, â€śI do not regret what I did, I defended my countryâ€ť.
Qawasma is believed to be behind an attack against Israelis in Jerusalem, while the prosecution claims he planned to kidnap Israeli soldiers in an attempt to conduct a prisoner-swap.
He is married, and a father of five children; he previously spent 11 years in Israeli prisons, including 10 consecutive years.
The center said two brothers of Al-Qawasma, Ahmad and Morad, were killed in separate attacks by Israeli soldiers, his brother Ziad, kidnapped 10 years ago, is serving a 14 year term, and his other brother, Mahmoud, is a former political prisoner who was deported to Gaza when he was freed as part of the Shalit prisoner swap deal in 2011.