A Palestinian judge who sentenced two brothers to life in prison for “collaboration” with Israel was attacked and injured by the defendants’ families inside the courtroom on Monday. Eyewitnesses said that after the judge finished reading the verdict, the defendants’ relatives started rioting, attacking the judge and prosecutors and smashing furniture. The two brothers managed to free themselves and joined in the attack.
In another scene of lawlessness, at least eight people in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City were injured during an exchange of gunfire between two clans that lasted several hours. PA security forces did not interfere to stop the fighting.