Sentencing two Jerusalemites and extending the arrest of six others
December 11, 2013

The District court sentenced on Wednesday 17-year old Mahmoud Amjad Jaber from Shu’fat refugee camp for 18 months of actual imprisonment and a suspended probation of 9 months for three years. Mahmoud Jaber was arrested after Al-Aqsa incidents in March on charges of participating in those events; the court hearing sessions were postponed several times in which they kept on extending his arrest. Mahmoud’s mother pointed out that her son got injured in Al-Aqsa incidents on 08/03/2013 with a rubber bullet in the back of his head which caused him an internal bleeding and a concussion, and he was arrested two weeks later. The Magistrate court judge also sentenced on Wednesday Suhaib Rajabi for three months and a day of actual imprisonment on charges of throwing stones. Mohammad Mahmoud, Al-Dameer organization lawyer, said that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Mahdi Abu Sbitan until Sunday on charges of throwing stones; note that he was arrested after raiding his home on Wednesday early morning hours in the neighbourhood of Al-Tur. The lawyer added that the two young men, Imad Abbasi and Ashraf Abbasi, were presented to the District court judge on Wednesday in order to read the indictment submitted against them and the judge extended their arrest until the 4th of next month. A sentencing session has been scheduled for Mohammad Nihad Obeid on the 5th of February, 2014. The Magistrate court also extended the arrest of Mohammad Okeh until Thursday; note that the Magistrate court judge decided to release him on Tuesday with a bail and house arrest but the police refused and appealed the decision in the District court which approved it. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Mohammad Abu Sbitan until Sunday; note that he was arrested on Wednesday early morning hours from Al-Tur.