The Supreme Court decided to increase the prison sentence of Mohammad Mahmoud from Esawyeh
February 24, 2014

The Israeli Supreme Court approved on Monday the appeal submitted by the public prosecution against the District court’s decision to imprison 21-year old Mohammad Abdullah Mahmoud for 6 months, and the Supreme Court judge decided to imprison Mohammad for one year in addition to the 2500 NIS that needs to pay according to the District court’s decision. Mohammad brother, Fadi, explained that the prosecution appealed the District court’s decision after a month and a half of making the decision. Mahmoud pointed out that the Musta’ribin unit arrested his brother while he was heading to his home in the village of Esawyeh on 23/08/2013 and assaulted him with the butts off their guns and their hands injuring him with bruises and wounds all over his body; note that Mohammad was transferred to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital for treatment. He added that the court released his brother a month after arresting him with a financial bail and on condition of open house arrest and he was not allowed to practice his normal life throughout the last period of time.