Arresting three minors from Silwan…extension of arrests and releases
February 26, 2014

The Israeli Magistrate court extended on Wednesday the arrest of 6 Jerusalemites and released two others. Mohammad Mahmoud, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, said that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of 13-year old Mohammad Salaymeh until Thursday, 14-year old Mouath Salaymeh and 16-year old Ahmad Salaymeh until Sunday. The lawyer explained that the Israeli forces arrested the minors after raiding their houses in the neighbourhood of Wad Qaddoum in Silwan on Wednesday early morning hours on charges of throwing stones in Silwan during the month of February. He pointed out that the three minors were interrogated in “Room number 4” at Al-Maskobyeh and the police did not allow their parents to attend the interrogation; note that Ahmad’s father had just underwent an open-heart surgery and is in critical medical condition. The lawyer added that the judge released on Wednesday Daoud and Islam Al-A’war on conditions of paying a financial bail of 300 NIS and house arrest for 5 days. In a related matter, the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of 17-year old Yazan Jubran and 19-year old Naji Zghayyar until Thursday; note that they were arrested in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The judge also decided to release the child Raed Jada’ from Tulkarem on condition of a Jerusalemite’s bail but the prosecution refused and decided to appeal the decision in the District court; the child who was arrested on 07/02/2014 was taken back to Ofek prison. On the other hand, the administration of Beer Sheva prison released on Wednesday Dia’ Hammoudeh from the Old City of Jerusalem after completing his 3-month sentence; note that he is also sentenced to two years of suspended probation.