Arresting a young man from Al-Tur…isolating six young men from Al-Aqsa Mosque…and extensions of arrest
May 4, 2016

The occupation forces arrested on Wednesday early morning one young man from the village of Al-Tur east of the Old City of Jerusalem after raiding his home.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the occupation forces arrested 21-year old Baha’ Abulhawa after raiding his home in the village of Al-Tur.

Extending the arrest of the young man accused to provide help to the stabber in the Old City incident

On the other hand, lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that the Magistrate judge extended the arrest of 19-year old Malek Hijazi until Thursday to continue interrogating him.

The lawyer explained that the police accuse Hijazi of prior knowledge about the stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday night in which a settler was stabbed and providing help to the stabber. During the court session and after the judge heard the allegations, he rejected the police’s accusations and said that Hijazi could have unintentionally helped the stabber by giving him directions.

Hijazi confirmed that he was walking in the Old City of Jerusalem when a young man asked him about directions and he answered him. He denied to know the young man or the stabbing attacked that took place.

Isolating 6 young men from Al-Aqsa Mosque

On the other hand, lawyer Mahmoud explained that the Magistrate judge isolated on Tuesday 6 young men from Al-Aqsa Mosque for 60 days. They were arrested on Friday afternoon while exiting Al-Aqsa Mosque on suspicious of throwing stones inside the Mosque, they are: Ismaeel Tawfiq Mheisen (17), Qusai Mohammad Khalil (18), Ibrahim Azmi Huryat (18), Yousef Abdel Karim Alami (22), Ammar Abu Jibneh (23) and Ahmad Rajabi.

The judge also extended the arrest of 17-year old Fadi Ahmad Mit’eb and 18-year old Ayoub Maher Hindi until 5/5/2016; they were also arrested while exiting Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Extended for sentencing

Lawyer Mahmoud added that the judge extended the arrest of Abed Salloum until 14/6/2016, Ahmad Qawasmi until 1/6/2016, Ahmad Abu Roumi and Adam Abu Shamaleh and Ahmad Abu Aweis until 9/6/2016 for sentencing.

The judge also reduced the house-arrest conditions imposed on the child Mohammad Ammouri, and unconditionally released the 16-year old Mohammad Abu Asab.

Also, the judge extended the arrest of Jihad Zaghal, Hasan Khalfawi, Mohammad Abu Diab, Ala’ Salah and Mohammad Mheisen indefinitely.