Sentencing three Jerusalemite prisoners
February 25, 2014

The District Court judges in Jerusalem sentenced three Jerusalemite prisons on Tuesday with harsh and uneven sentences. Amjad Abu Asab, head of Jerusalemite prisoners and detainees families committee, said that the District court sentenced 47-year old Fouad Akram Hamdieh for five and a half years in prison in addition to paying a fine of 30 thousand NIS on charges of membership in Hamas Movement, and working within its leadership framework. Fouad is married and has three children and is working as a teacher in Al-Eman School in Jerusalem. He has been under house arrest for 7 months and has already spent 20 months inside the Israeli prisons; note that he will be handing himself in soon in order to complete his prison sentence. The court also sentenced 26-year old Mohammad Ali Ahmad Farhan for six and a half years in prison after being found guilty of complicity in throwing Molotov cocktails inside Al-Aqsa Mosque on 09/03/2013 and burning several soldiers while breaking into the Mosque. Mohammad was previously arrested several times and spent several years in prison. He had his first daughter born few months ago while he was in prison, and the court had sentenced his younger brother two weeks ago for 5 years in prison; note that he is a resident of Shu’fat refugee camp. The court also sentenced 23-year old Odai Abu Saed for 32 months of actual imprisonment after being found guilty of participating in confronting the occupation forces that broke into Al-Aqsa Mosque last year.