The arrest of four children from the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan
June 10, 2014

The Magistrate court judge extended on Tuesday the arrest of two children from the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan until Wednesday to continue interrogating them. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Magistrate judge extended the arrest of 17-year old Ibrahim Mohammad Yamani and 15-year old Mohammad Issa Al-Qaq until Wednesday. Ibrahim’s father said that a force including police and intelligence personnel raided his house on Monday afternoon and searched his Ibrahim’s room and confiscated one of his shirts. Since Ibrahim was not home, the forces handed his family a document and requested to bring him to Al-Maskobyeh detention center. Upon arrival to Al-Maskobyeh, they immediately arrested Ibrahim and extended his arrest and prevented his father from attending the interrogation; the interrogator threatened to arrest Ibrahim’s father if he stays at Al-Maskobyeh. The Information Center was also informed that the forces arrested on Monday the child Mohammad Al-Qaq and then released him an hour later, and then arrested him once again and presented him to the court. The forces also arrested on Tuesday Salim Tawil and 16-year old Mohammad Mousa Jamil Zuheikeh after raiding his house in Silwan. Zuheikeh’s father said that the forces raided his house and arrested his son in addition to confiscating some of his clothes after searching his room; Zuheikeh was transferred to Al-Maskobyeh which extended his arrest until Wednesday.