Isolating 11 young men from Al-Aqsa Mosque and extending the arrest of 5 others
The Israeli Magistrate court decided to release 8 young Jerusalemite men from the Old City of Jerusalem with a 1000-NIS financial bail for each and on condition of isolating them from Al-Aqsa for 90 days in addition to house arrest for 10 days. Lawyer Mufeed Alhaj from the Prisoner’s Club, lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud from Al-Dameer organization, and lawyer Ziad Hidmi from the International movement to defend children and lawyer Ameer Mareed from the Jerusalem Foundation for Development defended the young men in the Magistrate court. The young men are: Jihad Qos, Mahmoud Jundi, Mahmoud Najib, Wahid Bakri, Mohammad Abu Sneineh, Ahmad Shawish, Naji Zghayyar and Walid Tufaha. Lawyer Mufeed Alhaj explained that the Magistrate judge allowed the university students to attend their classes between 4 and 6 p.m. Extension of arrest… In a related matter, Mufeed Alhaj said that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Ala’ Zghayyar and Adli Najib until 11/05/2014 to discuss releasing them on conditions of house arrest and financial bails. Alhaj explained that the public prosecution lately submitted an indictment to the Magistrate court against Adli Najib that included charges of throwing stones in Al-Aqsa Mosque and injuring a policeman and throwing fire crackers inside the Mosque which led to the injury of one policeman with hearing impaired. Another indictment was submitted against Ala’ Zghayyar that included throwing stones in Al-Aqsa and participating in protests. Alhaj added that the Magistrate judge extended the arrest of Mohammad Najib until 27/04/2014 to discuss releasing him with a bail and house arrest; note that the prosecution submitted an indictment against him that included throwing stones in Al-Aqsa Mosque. Thaer Zghayyar was supposed to be presented to the Magistrate court on Wednesday; note that he is charged with throwing stones in Al-Aqsa. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud said that the Magistrate court judge extended the arrest of Mufeed Obeid from the village of Esawyeh until next Sunday on condition of submitting an indictment against him or otherwise he will be released. Releases… Lawyer Khaled Zabarqa from the Jerusalem Foundation for Development explained that the Magistrate court in Jerusalem released Wisam Yassin and Mohammad Jom’a from Al-Taybeh and released Mahmoud Aqel from the village of Ar’ara on Monday on condition of isolating them from Al-Aqsa and the Old City of Jerusalem for 15 days.