On charges of “participating in a stabbing attack”…the occupation transfers the child Mohammad Hoshyeh to a closed institute
February 4, 2016

The occupation authorities recently transferred the 11-year old Mohammad Ismaeel Hoshyeh to an internal institute in the city of Akko. Mohammad’s mother explained that the occupation forces arrested her son last Sunday morning and interrogated him at Al-Qishleh police center in the Old City of Jerusalem. He was then transferred to Al-Maskobyeh in West Jerusalem on charges of participating in the stabbing of a settler in the area of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. He was interrogated alone and his parents were not allowed to attend the interrogation contrary to what the Israeli law states. She added that the occupation authorities decided to transfer her son to an internal institution without telling her about the name and location of the institute. According to the social affairs, Mohammad will be initially detained for one week with the option of an extension. Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that Hoshyeh is detained in Akko institute and expects an extension under the pretext of the inability of his family to take care of him. Lawyer Mahmoud added that Hoshyeh was interrogated regarding the stabbing of a settler in the area of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on the 30th of January. No indictment was submitted against him and he was not detained in interrogation center since he is under the age of responsibility (under 12 years old). The internal institutions are not different from the occupation’s prisons as the administration imposed restrictions on the detainees and visits are only allowed once a week; they are also not allowed to leave the institution.