The arrest of 13 Jerusalemites on Thursday…..extending the arrest of 7 and releasing others
The Israeli Magistrate court extended the arrest of 7 Jerusalemites and released 8 others including a woman and director of Prisoner’s Club in Jerusalem, Naser Qos, on condition of isolating them from Al-Aqsa Mosque. Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that the police arrested 8 Jerusalemites on Thursday from Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Tur where all of them were minors, and arrested 5 young men from Al-Aqsa courtyards including journalist photographers. Mufeed Al-Hajj, Prisoner’s Club lawyer, said that the Magistrate court extended the arrest of 17-year old Mohammad Amin Wafiq Burqan until next Monday, and 16-year old Mohammad Khalil Ghateet until next Sunday o charges of writing “God is Great” on a Jewish religious place –according to their claims- in Sheikh Jarrah, and throwing stones at settlers in the area; note that they were arrested after raiding their homes in the neighbourhood. Al-Hajj added that the judge extended the arrest of 16-year old Mohammad Afif Abulhawa until Sunday, and 18-year old Ahmad Abulhawa until Monday on charges of throwing stones at a settler’s car in Jerusalem and injuring him; note that they were arrested on Thursday early morning hours after raiding their homes in Al-Tur neighbourhood. Lawyer Al-Hajj added that the police released: Ahmad Sami Abu Nab (13), Ahmad Khaled Rajabi (14), Munther Naeem Rweidi (14) and Jihad Ashraf Zaytoon (16) without any conditions. They were all arrested on Thursday morning after the Israeli forces raided their homes in Silwan. The Magistrate court judge also extended the arrest of 16-year old Mahmoud Shawish until finishing the legal procedures against him and Mousa Amaira until 07/11/2013. Al-Hajj also explained that the Magistrate court judge decided to release the director of Prisoner’s Club in Jerusalem, Naser Qos, and Aida Sidawi and isolating them from Al-Aqsa Mosque until next Sunday. He noted that a hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Magistrate court to listen to the appeals and justifications of the General Prosecution and Defense; note that lawyer A’mir Ahmad Marid is defending Aida Sidawi. The police released journalist photographers Suhaib Salhab and Mohammad Abdelkarim Abu Sneineh after arresting them from inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The police also arrested Jamil Abbasi from Al-Aqsa courtyards on Thursday afternoon and transferred him to Al-Maskobyeh, and arrested a child from Wadi Al-Joz after throwing stones at a settler’s car in the neighbourhood.