A sudden decision to release Qusai Alayan due to a deterioration in his health condition
March 3, 2021

On Tuesday evening, the Israeli police releasedQusaiAlayan, 22, from the village of Issawiya, suddenly, after suffering convulsions, headaches and unconsciousness.

The police arrested Qusai on Monday afternoon after his vehicle was intercepted, while he was accompanied by his father, at the entrance to the village of Issawiya, and transferred him for investigation at the police station in Salah al-Din Street in Jerusalem.

Qusai’s brother, Mahmoud,told Wadi Hilweh Information Center / Jerusalem: “Verbal altercations took place during the arrest of my brother while he was with my father, due to the soldiers’ mistreatment of my father. After detaining them, Qusai was arrested and transferred to investigation. Despite explaining to the soldiers that he was on his way to the medical center to take a “lungs shot” which he takes periodically, the soldiers still arrested him did not pay attention to that.”

Alayan added that he went to the Police Station at seven in the evening, after informing the family of the decision to extend the arrest of Qusai in order to be presented to the court on Wednesday morning, and took a jacket and shoes to Qusai.

"At 10 p.m., I received a call from lawyer Mohammad Mahmoud, who told me that the police had withdrawn the decision to extend the arrest of Qusai, and decided to release him on bail and house arrest for a period of 5 days, and I have to go to the center to sign the bail."

"I went to the center and signed the release decision, when I asked about Qusai, I was told that he was transferred to the hospital because he suffered convulsions in his hand and foot, impaired vision and general fatigue after the investigation," Alayan continued.

"We went immediately to Hadassah Hospital (Issawiya), and we were surprised by Qusai's health condition, and his inability to speak and move his hand and foot. His case was initially diagnosed as symptoms of a stroke, and we are awaiting the results of the tests to show what happened to him.”