Releasing the child Mahmoud Sa’adeh from Silwan
July 29, 2015

The occupation police released on Tuesday the 15-year old Mahmoud Sa’adeh on condition of house-arrest for 5 days. Wadi Hilweh Information Center’s lawyer explained that the police release his client Sa’adeh on condition of house-arrest for 5 days; note that he was accused of throwing stones and Molotov Cocktails at a settler’s car but no evidence was found after the child was interrogated. The child explained that the occupation forces arrested him on Saturday night while he was waiting for his grandfather near the mosque of Bi’er Ayoub. He explained that border police individuals approached him and questioned him what he was doing in the area and how long he has been standing there, and then asked him to accompany them to their vehicle to show him some photos. Sa’adeh added that the forces verbally assaulted him while he was in their vehicle and claimed that they have photos of him throwing stones at a settler’s car. Despite refusing their claims, they transferred him to Salah Eddin Street police station and interrogated him and then transferred him to Al-Maskobyeh. Sa’adeh said: “when I was at Al-Maskobyeh, I was presented along with 15 other detainees to a settler and he was asked to recognize which one attacked him. The settler did not accuse me and I was released afterwards.” Sa’adeh pointed out that the occupation forces arrested him last year for three days and released him on condition of house-arrest and a financial bail.