The release of three children and extending the arrest of 6 Jerusalemites
December 31, 2013

The Israeli police released 3 children last Monday after they had been detained for several hours on charges of throwing stones in Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of a child to continue investigating him. Naser Qos, head of Prisoner’s Club in Jerusalem, said that the police released the children Abdulrahman Hashlamon, Ahmad Takruri and Hamza Abu Nab without any conditions after arresting them from inside Al-Aqsa courtyards and interrogating them for several hours on charges of throwing stones at a group of settlers that were making a tour inside Al-Aqsa. In a related matter, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud said that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of 16-year old Mohammad Ghanem until Thursday to continue investigating him. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the police arrested 15-year old Abdel Mu’men Abu Ta’a last Sunday from in front of his school “Dar Al-Aytam” in the neighbourhood of Wadi Al-Joz in Jerusalem. The lawyer of Prisoner’s Club, Mufeed Al-Hajj, explained that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Jihad Ahmad Obeid and Abdulkarim Ahmad Nokad from the African community in the old city of Jerusalem until Thursday. The Israeli forces had arrested them from their homes at 6 o’clock in the morning and interrogated them regarding the throwing of stones at the police individuals at Al-Majles Gate on 28/12/2013. The Magistrate court also extended the arrest of 3 minors until Thursday who were arrested on Sunday on charges of throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Jewish people in Ras Al-Amoud and they are Malek Ismaeel Shweiki, Mohammad Mahmoud Beebe and Issa Hamza Beebe. Mufeed Al-Hajj said that he requested the meeting’s proceedings to be sent to the Department of Investigation for police individuals in order to check the complaint filed by Malek Shweiki regarding police personnel assaulting and terrifying him before starting the interrogation. He pointed out that the families of the three minors did not attend the interrogation because the police officer said that the presence of the parents will disrupt the investigation. Al-Hajj explained that young man Khaled Khashan from Shu’fat refugee camp was presented last Monday to the Magistrate court and was accused of injuring a policeman in Sultan Suleiman Street on 18/07/2013. The lawyer refused the charge and requested a hearing session to listen to the testimony of the policeman; a session was scheduled on 17/02/2014.