16-year-old Id’is, a native of Al-Khalil’s southern town of Yatta, was sentenced to life imprisonment and a fine of up to 750,000 shekels on charges of stabbing an Israeli settler in the illegal Atna’il outpost, built on Palestinian lands to the south of Al-Khalil province, in the southern occupied West Bank.

Last July, the Israeli occupation authorities knocked down Id’is’s family home as part of a tactic of collective punishment perpetrated against the families of Palestinian anti-occupation protesters.

Most of the anti-occupation stabbing attacks carried out by Palestinian youth since the outburst of the Jerusalem Intifada, in early October, have been in response to Israel’s simmering terrorism against the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinian civilians across the occupied territories.