The acquittal of a Jerusalemite child from the charges against him…sentencing minors and extensions of arrest
July 7, 2015

The Magistrate judge acquitted on Tuesday the 17-year old Mohammad Abulhawa form the charges filed against him after spending more than 7 months in between actual imprisonment and house-arrest. Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that a witnesses hearing session was held for his minor client (Mohammad Abulhawa). After hearing the testimonies of police individuals, the contradiction was obvious and the judge decided to acquit Abulhawa from the charges against him (throwing firecrackers and assaulting police individuals). Lawyer Mahmoud also explained that his client was arrested and then released on condition of house-arrest and a financial bail and has been under house-arrest for the past six months. Prison sentence On the other hand, the Magistrate judge sentenced two minors for actual imprisonment and a financial bail. Lawyer Mahmoud explained that the Magistrate judge sentenced Mohammad Risheq and Hasan Gheith for 4 and a half months of actual imprisonment, a suspended probation of 4 months for two years and a 2500-NIS bail for each; note that they were convicted of throwing stones. Extensions of arrest The District judge extended on Tuesday the arrest of the 18-year old Suhaib Al-A’war until 29/7/2015; Tawfiq Shweiki until 8/9/2015; Ahmad Gheith, Mohammad Rweidi and Mohammad Abu Nab until 8/9/2015 for sentencing. The judge also extended the arrest of Majd Saeed until 20/10/2015 and Mohammad Mustafa until 20/9/2015.