The Supreme Court reduces the sentences of 7 Jerusalemite children and imposes fines on them
August 29, 2016

The Israeli Supreme Court approved on Monday morning the appeal submitted by lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud to reduce the sentences of 7 children from the neighborhood of Beit Hanina north of Jerusalem.

Lawyer Mahmoud explained that the Supreme Court decided to reduce the sentence of 7 children aged between 13-17 years and imposed fines on them. The new sentences became as follows:

  • Saleh Ishtay: 33 months instead of 39 months and an 8500-NIS fine
  • Mohammad Tayeh: 24 months instead of 28 and a 6000-NIS fine
  • Mohammad Jaber: 27 months instead of 36 and an 8500-NIS fine
  • Murad Alqam: 30 months instead of 36 months and an 8500-NIS fine
  • Omar Rani: 8 months instead of 12 months and a 6000-NIS fine
  • Zeid Tawil: 26 months instead of 28 months and a 6000-NIS fine
  • Yazan Ayoub: 10 months instead of 14 months and a 2000-NIS fine

The District Court had sentenced the children last March after they had been under house-arrest for 8 months; they turned themselves-in recently. Lawyer Mahmoud explained that the children were arrested in June 2015 from the neighborhood of Beit Hanina. Two weeks later, they were released on conditions of a bail and open house-arrest until completing the legal procedures against them. They were convicted of throwing stones towards settlers’ vehicles passing through the neighborhood.