JERUSALEM, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli court sentenced a 20,000-shekel (about 5,655 U.S. dollars) fine to a 14-year-old Palestinian for hurling stones in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem in 2016.
The juvenile court in Jerusalem said the boy "participated on several different occasions in riots that included hurling stones and Molotov cocktail in Issawiya," a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
The teen, who was 13 at the time of the events, was sentenced also to three years' probation.
The stones were thrown towards a police force at the site but did not injure them, according to the court.
The unusually high fine was sentenced to the teen in order to "send a clear message to other cases," the judge, Shimon Leibo, wrote in his decision.
Palestinian teens often hurl stones towards Israel security forces as part of demonstrations against the 50-year-long Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.