Releasing the ill child Mohammad Al-Zeer on condition of isolating him from his house
May 11, 2014

The Israeli authorities released on Friday night the 13-year old ill child Mohammad Abdel Hay Al-Zeer on condition of house arrest and deportation from his house in Silwan to the neighbourhood of Al-Tur in Jerusalem.  Mohammad’s brother, Rami, said that the Magistrate court judge decided on Friday noon to release his brother with a 1000-NIS bail and on condition of house arrest and isolation but the public prosecution refused and appealed the decision in the District court. Rami added that the District court held a session on Friday and the judge ratified the Magistrate court’s decision and ordered to immediately release Mohammad due to his serious medical condition; note that another session will be held for Mohammad in 5 days regarding the charges of throwing stones at Israeli forces. Mohammad was arrested on Wednesday early morning hours after raiding his home in the neighbourhood of Abbasyeh in Silwan despite suffering from heart problems and other diseased and is considered special needs. Mohammad’s arrest was extended until Friday and was interrogated alone without the presence of his father and the interrogator threatened to use the electric gun in order to extract confession from him. In a related matter, the Israeli police called the 12-year old Ahmad Al-Zeer, Mohammad’s brother, to interrogate him at Al-Maskobyeh on charges of throwing stones and was interrogated for more than 7 hours; note that his father was also prevented from attending the interrogation and Ahmad was released later that night with a bail. The family explained that Ahmad was assaulted and beaten on the head causing him to lose consciousness; note that he lately suffered a fractured skull and hitting him on the head during the interrogation affected his medical condition.