The Israeli Supreme Court approved, on Monday [February 26, 2014], the appeal submitted by the public prosecution against the district court’s decision to imprison 21-year-old Mohammad Abdullah Mahmoud for 6 months. Furthermore, the judge decided to imprison Mohammad for one year in addition to the 2,500 New Israeli Shekels (NIS) he is required to pay according to the court’s decision.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center, in Silwan, reports that Mohammad’s brother, Fadi, explained that the prosecution appealed the District court’s decision after a month and a half following the decision.

Mahmoud pointed out that the Musta’ribin unit took his brother while he was heading to his home in the village of Esawyeh, on 23/08/2013, and assaulted him with both the butts off their guns and their hands, injuring him with bruises and wounds all over his body; Mohammad was transferred to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital for treatment.

He added that the court released his brother a month after detaining him on bail, on condition of open house arrest, and that he was not allowed to practice his normal life throughout this last period of time.