Sentencing 6 Jerusalemites and extending the arrest of 6 others and releasing one young man
The District and Magistrate courts judges sentenced 6 Jerusalemites and extended the arrest of 6 others and released one young man. Mohammad Mahmoud, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, explained that the District court sentenced 34-year old Mohammad Amin Abbasi from Silwan for 23 months of actual imprisonment and a suspended probation of one year for 3 years on charges of making bombs and throwing them at Israeli forces in Silwan. Wadi Hilweh Information Center pointed out that Abbasi was arrested on 28/02/2013 and was investigated in Al-Maskobyeh cells (room number 20), and he is married and has 3 children where the oldest is 6 years old and the youngest is one; Abbasi was transferred in between Al-Maskobyeh and Nafha and is now detained in Rimon prison. The lawyer added that the judge also sentenced Ahmad Hoshyeh for 10 months of actual imprisonment and a financial fee of 500 NIS, and Ahmad Zmurod for 11 months of actual imprisonment and a fee of 500 NIS; note that they are both from the village of Esawyeh east of Jerusalem. The Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Mohammad Alqaq from Ras Al-Amood until next Sunday to continue investigating him on charges of throwing Molotov cocktails, and released Mohammad Jayyar with a third-party bail of 3000 NIS. In a related matter, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club lawyer, Mufeed Al-Hajj, said that the Magistrate court judge sentenced Ra’fat Abu Turk for 3 months and a day of actual imprisonment on charges of throwing stones in Al-Aqsa Mosque; note that he was arrested and was then released on condition of house arrest and an another indictment had been submitted that included violating the house arrest conditions. The Magistrate court held a session to the two brothers Fadi and Mohammad Mamlook and another hearing session had been scheduled for them on the 4th of January, 2014 to hear the witnesses; note that they were arrested 3 months ago and released Mohammad but extended the arrest of Fadi until completing the legal procedures against him. The Center was informed that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Akram Shurafa until 02/01/2014; note that the hearing session was confidential and he has been arrested since the 10 of the current month and is being investigated in cells 20. The judge also extended the arrest of 30-year old Rubin Abu Nijmeh until Sunday; note that the Israeli forces raided his home in Al-Thori after midnight on Tuesday and searched it. They also confiscated his cell phone and a USB device. A confidential hearing session was held and he is now being investigated in cells 20 in Al-Maskobyeh. The Center was also informed that the Magistrate court extended the arrest of Rami Barakeh until Sunday knowing that Rami is being interrogated in cells 20 in Al-Maskobyeh; they also recently interrogated his wife. Suspended probation sentences In a related matter, the Magistrate court judge sentenced 19-year old Yazan Emad Siam for a suspended probation of 12 months for a year and a financial fine of 750 NIS and signing another fine of 3500 on charges of throwing stones at an Israeli settler. Siam was arrested in 2010 and was interrogated and detained in Al-Maskobyeh. He was released on condition of house arrest; several hearing sessions were previously held until the judge sentenced him on Wednesday. Also, the Magistrate court judge also sentenced the journalist Amjad Arafeh for a suspended probation of 4 months and a fine of 1500 NIS on charges of obstructing the work of police individuals in Al-Aqsa; note that the forces imposed house arrest on him for 10 days at that time.