Israel frees Jerusalem teen; raids Silwan house
Published Monday 21/10/2013 (updated) 22/10/2013 11:05
Israeli police in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem on May 28, 2010.
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court released Palestinian teenager Mahmud Issam Dana, 16, from custody on Monday, putting him under house arrest for 10 days on bail of 1,000 shekels ($282).
Mahmud's father told Ma'an that Israeli intelligence officers accompanied by Israeli forces detained his son on Saturday.
At the time of the detention, Mahmud was at a fast food restaurant in Silwan. Israeli intelligence officers claimed that he had thrown stones at a settler's car and damaged the windshield.
Mahmud's father also said that Israeli forces had brutalized his son while taking him into custody and interrogating him for several hours at Salah al-Din Police station until 2.30 a.m. Sunday morning.
While under house arrest, Mahmud is allowed to attend school but must be accompanied by a guardian.
At the end of the ongoing legal procedures, another court date will be held.
Israeli police are still holding Mahmud's father's identity card for the third day in a row, he said.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces on Monday morning raided the Jerusalem house of Hamza al-Abbasi, 24.
Hamza al-Abbasi has been detained at al-Maskubiya detention center since Oct. 7. During the raid, Israeli forces confiscated two computers and cameras.
The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.