Newsweek quotes USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer on the news of 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi’s sentencing to eight months in Israeli prison:

“Ahed Tamimi, a teenage Palestinian girl who slapped a machine gun-toting Israeli soldier that came to her house as part of an occupying army, will spend eight months in Israeli prison for ‘assault.’ At the same time, an Israeli court shortened an already short sentence for Elor Azaria, who executed a prone Palestinian in cold blood, so that he will only serve nine months in prison,” Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told Newsweek.

“The perverse Israeli legal system, in all its forms, functions to protect abusers as they trample on those who the state looks down upon,” he continued.

Read the article and learn more about the abuse of Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system.