Sentencing two minors…extensions of arrest and reducing the house-arrest conditions imposed on Jerusalemites
June 16, 2015

The District and Magistrate courts judges sentenced two Jerusalemite minors for actual imprisonment on Tuesday. The head of Jerusalemites detainees and prisoners families committee, Amjad Abu Asab, explained that the District judge sentenced the 16-year old Mohammad Hani Subhi Ma’tooq for 28 months of actual imprisonment and imposed a 6-thousand NIS fine on him. Ma’tooq was arrested on 9/1/2015 and was convicted of stabbing two settlers. He was transferred in between several prisons and is currently imprisoned in Hasharon prison. Al-Dameer organization lawyer, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that the Magistrate judge sentenced the 17-year old Joudeh Abu Jom’a for 9 months of actual imprisonment, a suspended probation of 6 months for 3 years, a 2400-NIS fine and 500 NIS as compensation for the settlers; note that he is accused of throwing stones and attempting to attack a settler. The District judge extended the arrest of Abdullah Hadreh until 1/7/2015, Khalil Odeh and Mohammad Ja’bari and Amer Abbasi until completing the legal procedures against them. The lawyer added that the judge extended the arrest of Daoud Abu Sbitan until 16/7/2015, Badawi Abu Asab until 2/7/2015 (when the conduct officer releases his report), Mohammad Bseiso until 3/7/2015 and Mohammad Mustafa until 23/6/2015. Reducing the house-arrest condition  Lawyer Mahmoud added that a session was held at the Magistrate court for Mohammad Abu Jom’a and Sultan Sayyad and the house-arrest conditions imposed on them have been reduced from open house-arrest to night house-arrest. Also, a session was held for Fadi Atyeh (witnesses hearing session) and the indictment submitted against him has been modified and another session was scheduled on 6/10/2015 for sentencing; the house-arrest conditions imposed on him were also reduced. A session to read the indictment against Mohammad Jaber Abbasi was also held and another session was scheduled on 12/7/2015. The police decided to release Amer Bazlameet and Mahdi Abbasi without conditions after they were interrogated for nearly two weeks at Al-Maskobyeh cells.