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The Israeli court of Ofer has sentenced Palestinian teenager Dawoud Manasrah, 19 years old, to 11 years imprisonment and a financial compensation of 270,000 shekels ($73,000), or an additional three-year imprisonment in lieu of the compensation, according to the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission.

The Commission added that the court also sentenced Manasrah to a fine of 10,000 shekels ($3,000).

Manasrah was detained by Israeli occupation forces in mid-2015, after he allegedly attacked and injured an Israeli soldier at Beit Enoun junction, to the east of Hebron City, in the West Bank.

The Commission, which is the official Palestinian Authority-linked body that cares for Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, condemned the sentence and the exorbitant financial compensation imposed on Manasrah and other political detainees in Israeli prisons.

“This proves the barbarity of the fake Israeli judiciary which goes hand in hand with the policies of the Israeli intelligence, aiming to inflict the greatest damage and sanctions on the Palestinians,” the Commission said, in a press release.