Shot by a sniper…acquitting a child from the charges against him after 6 months under house-arrest
October 19, 2017

The occupation judge acquitted on Thursday the 14-year old Mus’ab Mahmoud Hussein from the charges against him after he had been under house-arrest for 6 months.

The minors’ lawyer at Wadi Hilweh Information Center, Mohammad Mahmoud, explained that the judge decided to acquit Mus’ab Mheisen from the charges filed against him (throwing stones in the village of Esawyeh) for lack of evidence. Witnesses from the police were supposed to testify regarding the charges but the public prosecution decided not to bring police personnel. Consequently, the prosecution withdrew from the indictment.

The occupation forces arrested the child Mheisen last April from inside an ambulance after he was shot by a sniper in the village of Esawyeh while heading with his family members to a social event. The bullet settled down his pelvis in a critical spot. After detaining him for several days, he was released on conditions of deportation from the village of Esawyeh and house-arrest. He was then allowed to go back to his house in the village while keeping him under house-arrest.