Russian Compound, Jerusalem - Barred (from meeting with attorney), Holding and trading of combat materiel

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Roni Hammermann, Tova Szeintuch (reporting)

Translation: Marganit W.


Judge: Menahem Lieberman

Investigator: Omri Awad


Defense: Fareh Biadsa, Firas Sabah, Maamoun Hashim, Judd Kadmani


The document from which we copied the details of the detaineesinfo-icon was different.

It includes the day of arrest, place of residence and year of birth. 


There are 6 remand extension cases in the docket, one of a detainee barred from seeing counsel and one of a detainee to be released (whose release is delayed because he cannot post the bail).


We attended only one hearing.


Imad Jumaa Mussa Abd Al Jabber – ID 401933593

Born in 1996, resident of Siluwar, detained since 25.1.18.

Suspected of providing services to Hamas and being active in the organization.


The police requests 8-day extension before transferring the case to the prosecution.

Atty. Sabah asks to reduce the additional investigation by 4 days.

Judge Lieberman sums up: There is ground to suspect the detainee of illegal activity.

Remand extension until 11.2.18.


The next hearing is of the ‘barred’ detainee:

Abd Al-Man’am Salah – ID 851476192   

Born in 1989, resident of Al-Azaria.

This is his third remand extension.

The police requests 8 additional days.

The suspicion: activity endangering the region; trading in combat materiel.


There has been significant progress in the case. He had given 2 statements to the police. This part of the hearing took place in the detainee’s absence [he is barred from seeing an attorney].

All of us (attorneys and observers) had to leave the court.


In the corridor Roni fell and hurt her face. The compound commander insisted she got medical attention. A medic took us along many bleak corridors to a clinic where a medical team greeted us: a tired doctor showered us with advice: go to Convenience Care, to the emergency room, get a tetanus shot etc.

The policeman on duty was not sure how to record the incident: he asked who we were, what we were doing… He ended up writing nothing.

The medic put on gloves and asked the doctor what to do. There is no bed in the clinic, barely a chair. With unsterile blunt scissors, he tried to cut some gauze…

I was thinking of all the reports in which the judge writes (and I copy diligently): “I recommend the detainee be seen by a doctor, receive medical treatment and other unrealistic recommendations of this sort.

Apparently, the judge has never been to the clinic at the Russian Compound Detention Center.