Releasing two children and isolating one of them from Al-Aqsa Mosque for two weeks
April 19, 2014

The Israeli police arrested two children on Friday night from the Old City of Jerusalem. Wadi Hilweh Information Center wan informed that the Israeli forces arrested 9-year old Majd Ahmad Alino and 13-year old Malek Assaileh while they were inside the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque (near Al-Hadeed Gate); note that they were assaulted and severely beaten. Majd’s father said that the forces arrested his son on charges of throwing stones at settlers while they were practicing their religious rituals in “Hosh Shhabi”. He explained that his son was assaulted while being arrested and was transferred to “Elyaho” police station in the Old City; he was then released after signing a financial bail. The police also released Malek Assaileh around 11:30 p.m. on condition of isolation from Al-Aqsa Mosque for two weeks. Assaileh explained that the Israeli forces arrested him and then assaulted and severely beat him on his back in addition to hitting him on his hand and then took him to “Elyaho” police station and then to Al-Qishleh police center. Assaileh added that the interrogation was carried out without the presence of his parents; they also photographed him and performed a DNA test on him.