An indictment against Ayman Kurd…extensions of arrest…releases
October 22, 2016

The public prosecution submitted last Thursday an indictment to the District Court in Jerusalem against 20-year old Ayman Kurd including charges of attempt murder using a knife in a stabbing attack he carried out in the area of Herod’s Gate in Jerusalem and possession of a knife. According to the details of the indictment, Kurd stabbed a policeman several times on 19/9/2016 and then attacked a policewoman and stabbed her until the knife broke inside her body; the police then opened fire towards Kurd.

Lawyer Mohamamd Mahmoud explained that the judge extended the arrest of Kurd until completing the legal procedures against him.

Kurd was paralyzed after being shot multiple times.

The judge also extended the arrest of Murad Rajabi until 28/10/2016. According to the Israeli police, Rajabi was arrested after attacking settlers with his helmet in one of the streets of Silwan and lightly injured them. The police claimed that a knife was found in the area after the young man was arrested!


Lawyer Mahmoud added that the judge decided to release the members of Hilal Al-Quds Club; Naser Abbasi, Wael Sandouka and Ma’moon Rajabi with a 1000-NIS bail, house-arrest for 7 days and a third-party bail for each. It is noteworthy they were arrested under the pretext of holding an “inciting” banner for Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih in Faisal Al-Husseini stadium during a football match.

Majd Obeid, Adham Sabta, Nadim Zahra, Hussam Alayan and Mohammad Qaroot were also released.

Extending the arrest of children and young men

The lawyer also added that the District judge refused the appeal submitted against extending the arrest of Mohamamd Shalabi and Khaled Melhes and confirmed the previous decision of extended their arrest until 28/10/2016.

He also extended the arrest of Ala’ Akoob, Mohammad Totah and Mohammad Jaber Abbasi until 23/10/2016, Mousa Abu Ghannam until 27/10/2016, Amjad Abu Sbeih and Izz Abu Sbeih (son of Martyr Musbah) until 25/10/2016, Joudeh Abu Jom’a and Odai Al-Sha’er until 3/11/2016.