A decision to release a Jerusalemite girl
March 11, 2018

The Magistrate judge decided to release Mai Bassam Assaileh (14) on Sunday night if the police fail to submit additional evidence to extend her arrest.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center’s lawyer, Khaldoun Nijem, explained that the Israeli police filed a request to extend the arrest of his client on charges of “possession of a knife and preparing to carry out an attack”. During the hearing, the lawyer filed an appeal against the preliminary evidence filed by the police for the two charges.

After hearing the lawyer’s allegations, the judge decided that his client Mai would be released on Sunday evening if no new evidence was presented by the police in order to extend her arrest.

The girl was arrested at the checkpoint of Shu’fat refugee camp last Friday under the pretext of "possession of a knife and a pepper gas bottle" and was transferred to interrogation and then to Hasharon Prison.