The occupation police deny Hatem Salah’s intention of carrying out a stabbing attack
May 5, 2015

The Magistrate judge extended on Tuesday the arrest of the 35-year old Hatem Salah from Shu’fat refugee camp until next Thursday. Salah was accused of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack at the light rail’s station in the settlement of “French Hill”. Hatem was shot in his leg by the light rail’s guards after the guards claimed that he attacked them and was trying to stab them. During Tuesday’s session, the guards’ false claims were obvious and the police revealed the fact that Hatem wasn’t carrying any sharp tools with him. Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that the police pointed out that Hatem did not intend to carry out a stabbing attack at the light rail’s station and did not have any sharp tools on him. He was only carrying his belt and after searching him, they found out that there was no reason to shoot him. According to the initial investigations with Hatem, the light rail’s guards assaulted him last Sunday and he arrived at the station on Monday only to identify them and refused the guards’ claims that he tried to stab one of them. Hatem is currently receiving treatment at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital; note that judge extended his arrest through an “absentia session”.