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Jailed by Israel: How 14-year-old schoolgirl Malak is a new symbol of Palestine's anger

Feb 04, 2015    

A 14-year-old schoolgirl jailed for trying to attack Israeli soldiers has become a symbol of Palestinian anger over the arrests of children in the occupied territories.The two-month sentence for Malak al-Khatib, who was accused of stone-throwing and possession of a knife, has unleashed a wave of solidarity and support among Palestinians."My heart broke when I saw her in court, cuffed and shackled," her mother Khawla al-Khatib told AFP from her home in the town of Beitin near Ramallah. "I brought in a coat for her to wear because it was cold, but the judge refused to let her have...

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