Russian Compound, Jerusalem - Activity against security in the region, Barred (from meeting with attorney)

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Roni Hammermann, Tova Szeintuch (reporting)

Translation: Marganit W.


Judge: Azriel Levi

Investigator: Zahran Halabi

Defense: Maamoun Hashim, Judd Kadmani


Yihya Amed Aldin Ajaj Salim – ID 402802706


The suspect has been in custody since 14.5.19; this is his fifth remand extension.

For part of the detention he was barred from seeing counsel.

The charges: contact with a foreign agent, conspiracy to commit a crime, entering Israel illegally and posing security risk.


The investigator requests 11 additional days.


The judge asks the detainee how he feels.


Defense summation (Atty. Hashim):

The suspect links himself to certain events, but not to the more serious allegations. Others are implicated in the case.

The investigation centered on the more severe charges but it transpired later that those were criminal – fraud -  not security violations. His contact with a man from Gaza was not about weapons. It had to do with swindling. Now that the picture is clear, he should be released because he presents no risk. He can be summoned to interrogation as needed.



This is the fifth remand. The learned attorney is right: the suspect linked himself to the allegations, but those are not serious.

8-day remand extension to complete the investigation, but the investigators should try to conclude the investigation earlier and transfer the case to the prosecution.


Qazi Riad Ahmad Ataya  - ID 404715955

Suspicion: membership and activity in a hostile organization; aiding and abetting said organization and participation in disturbances (demonstrations) and confrontations with the army.

The investigator requests 8 additional days.


Defense summation:

The defense objects. There was an agreement in the previous hearing on transferring the case to the prosecution. There is no new development that warrants continued detention. The suspect is under very harsh conditions in jail.



In view of the two sides’ positions (previous agreement to end the investigation) I grant an 8-day extension. If there is no development, the case will go to the prosecution.