Extending the arrest of 5 Jerusalemites and releasing one young man and another in his 50’s
December 24, 2013

The Israeli Magistrate court judge extended on Tuesday the arrest of 5 Jerusalemites and released a man in his 50’s and another young man on conditions of isolation and house arrest. Mufee Al-Hajj, Prisoner’s Club lawyer, said that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of the minor Abdullah Fakhouri until 07/01/2014 which is when the so-called “conduct officer” will release his report and discuss the possibility of releasing him with a financial bail and house arrest; note that he was charged with throwing stones in Al-Aqsa Mosque. The lawyer added that the judge extended the arrest of Mohammad Habib until next Thursday in order to submit an indictment against him including the throwing of stones in Al-Aqsa; he also extended the arrest of Wisam Mohammad Sider until Wednesday to check the evidence. In a related matter, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, said that the Magistrate court judge decided to release 53-year old Basel Mahmoud with a 3000-NIS bail and house arrest in addition to isolating him from his home in Esawyeh to Beit Hanina until the legal procedures against him are completed; note that he was arrested during clashes in the town and was assaulted with batons and bombs; the judge also extended the arrest of Hamed Obeid until Sunday. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Magistrate court decided to release Ahmad Mheisen on conditions of house arrest and isolation to Beit Hanina. The young man Eyad Omar Shalabi was presented to court on Wednesday which postponed his trial until 13/01/2014 for sentencing.