Israel frees youngest Palestinian prisoner

Israel has freed the youngest Palestinian prisoner in custody after appeal. The 12-year-old Palestinian girl was imprisoned after she confessed to planning a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement.

A spokesman said the girl was released on Sunday and was going to her home in a village near Hebron in the West Bank.

This article suggests that her case  put Israel’s military justice system in a tough spot.

According to court documents, the girl was caught with a knife as she approached an Israeli settlement in February.

She later pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter in a plea bargain and was sentenced to four and a half months in prison.

Article from The Australian and covered on ABC News

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