Extending the arrest of six children and releasing three others
December 1, 2013

The Magistrate court extended the arrest of six Jerusalemite children and released three others with no conditions on Sunday. Mohammad Mahmoud, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, said that the District court released on Sunday three children from Esawyeh and they are: Dia’ Obeid, Nour Obeid and Fayez Abu Hummus without any conditions. The general prosecution had submitted few days ago a prosecutor’s permit to submit an indictment against them despite lacking evidence or confessions. He also noted that they were arrested among a group of six young men and had spent 10 days in prison where they were investigated while the other three had an indictment submitted against them that included charges of throwing Molotov cocktails at a military camp near Esawyeh and the judge extended their arrest until the 15th of December, 2013 and they are: Mohammad Abdulkader, Raed Murrar and Mohammad Abu Rayyaleh. Mufeed Al-Hajj, Prisoner’s Club lawyer, said that a hearing session was held on Sunday at the District court to discuss the punishment of 16-year old Mohammad Asi and it was postponed until the 5th of December for final sentencing; Asi was arrested on 10/05/2013 on charges of throwing Molotov cocktails at settlers’ cars in Silwan. In a related matter, the Magistrate court extended the arrest of Obaida Is’eed and his brother Othman until Tuesday. During the court session, their mother fainted after seeing her two sons in the courtroom and noticed bruises on her son’s face Othman. The police arrested them on the 25th of November, 2013 from their home in Bab Hutta.