Sentencing 7 Jerusalemites for actual imprisonment
March 16, 2016

The District judge sentenced on Wednesday morning 7 Jerusalemite children for actual imprisonment for periods between 12-39 months on charges of throwing stones towards settlers’ vehicles while passing through Beit Hanina Street north of Jerusalem.

Lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud explained that he District judge sentenced 7 children aged between 14-17 years after they have been under open house-arrest for the past 8 months.

Lawyer Mahmoud added that the judge sentenced 16-year old Ashraf Ishtay for 39 months of actual imprisonment; 14-year old Mohammad Ahmad Jaber and 14-year old Murad Raed Alqam for 36 months; 17-year old Mohammad Na’el Tayeh and 16-year old Zeid Ayed Tawil for 28 months; Yazan Hani Ayoub for 14 months and 14-year old Omar Rani Yassin for 12 months.

The lawyer explained that the children were arrested last June from the neighborhood of Beit Hanina and were detained at Al-Maskobyeh police center for two weeks before being released under conditions of a bail and open house-arrest until completing the legal procedures against them. Several court sessions were held for the children recently until the final sentence was issued on Wednesday morning; the lawyer pointed out that he will appeal the prison sentences at the Israeli Supreme Court.