Releasing the freed prisoner Mahmoud Da’ajneh… and extending the arrest of a Jerusalemite girl
January 19, 2014

The Israeli police released on Sunday the 66-year Jerusalemite freed prisoner Mahmoud Da’ajneh after detaining him for a few hours at the “Nabi Yaakov” police station in Beit Hanina. Amjad Abu Asab, head of Jerusalemites detained and prisoners families committee, said that the police released the freed prisoner with a 1700-NIS bail and a third-party bail; note that he was arrested under the pretext of not paying the taxes imposed on him by the Israeli authorities which added up to 71 thousand NIS. Abu Asab added that the police conditioned Da’ajneh to check with the municipality to pay the accumulated taxes. It is noteworthy that the occupation forces detained him at the checkpoint of Shu’fat refugee camp and handed him a call to go to the Nabi Yaakov police station and he was arrested upon arrival at the station under the pretext of not paying the “Arnona” tax for several years on a house that he rented in the neighbourhood of Al-Qirmi in the old city of Jerusalem in 1979. The freed prisoner was released within the third group of the veteran prisoner who were arrested before “Oslo” in 1993 after he had spent 21 years in the Israeli prisons on charges of “killing a Jewish woman and forming a cell.” Extension of arrest… The District court Judge extended on Thursday the arrest of 16-year old Dima Qunbar until 30/01/2014; note that she was recently arrested on charges of stabbing an Israeli soldier inside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.