Israel to imprison children up to 14 years

Wednesday, 3 August, 2016 - 16:00

Israel passed a law allowing jailed for the murder of children under 14 years. The relevant bill was adopted by Knesset. According to Anata Berko author of the bill of the ruling party "Likud", is a necessary measure. It was called a response to Palestinian attacks during which more than 40 people were killed during the year, and hundreds were injured. It has been reported that the attacks involved teenagers who eventually were not prosecuted because of their age.

According to the law teenagers who committed murder will serve their sentences after they turn 14 years old. Prior to that, they will be in special juvenile detention camps.