Extension of arrest for 11 Jerusalemites, the release of 11 others and one young man sentenced for actual imprisonment
May 16, 2013

The District and Magistrate Courts extended on Thursday the arrest of 11 Jerusalemites and released 13 others along with sentencing Midhat Obeid for actual imprisonment.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Magistrate Court extended the arrest of Izz Eddin Atwan 18, until next Sunday, knowing that he was arrested on the 30th of last month.

Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud from Al Dameer organization said that the court sentenced 22 year-old Midhat Obeid for 8 months of actual imprisonment on charges of belonging to Popular Front.

The District Court extended the arrest of Suhaib Al’A’war 15, until the 30th of May as the public prosecution submitted an indictment against him which is throwing Molotov cocktails in Silwan. It also extended the arrest of Mus’ab Abed Rabbo until next Sunday, and the minor Abdel Fattah Abdel Rahman until the 23rd of the current month, when the “Conduct officer” releases his report.

The lawyer added that the Magistrate Court extended on Wednesday the arrest of 20-year old Khalil Odeh and 30-year old Ali Odeh until Monday, charging them with throwing Molotov cocktails, knowing that they were arrested on Wednesday after raiding their house in the neighborhood of Bi’er Ayoub in Silwan.

Regarding the two guys that were arrested during the clashes that occurred on Wednesday on the occasion of Al-Nakba anniversary, Wadi Hilweh Information Center was notified from lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud and lawyer Mufeed Alhaj from the Prisoner’s Club that the court had extended the arrest of Ismaeel Ahmad Abulhawa and Ahmad Abu Halaweh until next Sunday and charged them with attacking a settler in Damascus Gate; it also extended the arrest of Fadi Abu Lafi, Hamzeh Karaki, Usama Nammari and Jom’a Risheq until next Tuesday.

The court released Naser Qos, director of the Prisoner’s Club in Jerusalem, Naser Ajaj, Amir Khalil, Ibrahim Hindi, Alaa’ Khrobi and Mo’men Karaki with a bail of 1000 NIS and house arrest until next Monday; Mustafa Jaber who was arrested on Wednesday was released with no conditions.

Tarek Ziad, Ahmad Shawish, Ragheb Abu Sneineh, Hamzeh Abu Sneineh, Mohammad Bashiti and Mohammad Bayoumi were all released by the Magistrate Court on Thursday, on condition of house arrest for 2 weeks and banning them from entering Al-Aqsa for 10 days, knowing that they were all arrested during last week’s clashes in Hutta Gate in the Old City.