Extending the arrest of Mahmoud Da’na and seizing his father’s ID card
October 20, 2013

The Israeli Magistrate court extended on Sunday the arrest of 14-year old Mahmoud Da’na until Monday to continue investigating him on charges of throwing stones at a settler’s car in Silwan. Mahmoud’s father told Wadi Hilweh Information Center that the Israeli forces arrested his son at 9 p.m. on Saturday while he was in a fast food restaurant in Ein Al-Lozeh. Witnesses said that the forces, who were accompanied by borders police individuals, broke into the restaurant and pointed at Mahmoud and then arrested him. The father added: “Mahmoud was taken to Salah Eddin Street police station, and was investigated alone for several hours. Despite his young age, the investigator did not allow me to attend my son’s investigation and at 02:30 a.m. they decided to extend his arrest until Sunday to present him to court. During the hearing that was held at the Magistrate court, his arrest was extended for one more day on charges of throwing stones at a settler’s car and breaking one of its windows while passing in a street in Silwan.” Mahmoud’s father pointed out that signs of beating are clear on his son’s face noting that the police seized his ID card and refused to give it to him until Sunday.