Russian Compound, Jerusalem - Health Problems, Remand Extension

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Roni Hammermann, Tova Szeintuch (reporting)

Translation: Marganit W.


Judge: Lieut. Col. Shmuel Keidar

Police Investigator: Rabia Suatiri

Defense: Ma’amoun Heshim


Hassin Rashad Hassin Gaber – ID 850298134

[See earlier report on this case]


The investigator requests an 8-day remand to complete the investigation.

In the previous hearing Justice Keidar requested medical documents stating that the suspect is fit for interrogation, in case the investigators request a remand extension.


Q: Did you carry out what’s written in the protocol regarding examination of the suspect? The suspect told Investigator Fuad – who questioned him at Ofer – that his father was present and the latter presented a medical report.

A: I do not have this information.

Q: Does the investigator belong to the police or to the Shabak? [GSS]

A: The Shabak. The report I have says the detainee was interrogated in Jerusalem.

Q: The suspect told me that his father was present at the interrogation at Ofer.

A: I have no such information. I can refer only to what’s included in the investigation report.


After a few more questions about the Ofer interrogation, the Investigator left to consult the Shabak, and returned with a document proving that the detainee’s father had met the Shabak interrogator at Ofer on 1.3. He also brought the medical document supplied by the father.


The next questions were all answered by referral to the confidential file.

Q: What was the Ofer interrogation about?

Q: Why was the father present?

Q: Has the suspect tied himself to the charge?

A: Yes, it is in the confidential file.

Q: What does he tie himself to?

A: In the confidential file.

Q: The suspect testified that he was present in Abed’s house when the latter made the explosive charge, but he left because he refused to cooperate.

A: We are checking this claim.

Q: Is it true that the explosive was meant for a quarrel among Arabs, not against Jews?

A: I can’t confirm at this stage. The investigation is progressing. There are other allegations against the suspect. He gave a statement about it.

Q: Where is Abed?

A: I don’t want to involve other people.

Q: Since he is no longer alive, you are focusing on the suspect and try to implicate him in the explosives case?

A: It is all in the confidential file.

Q: Is it now a criminal investigation or a security investigation?

A: We check all the charges against him and all his statements. The charges can lead to obstruction and endangerment.


Defense summation: Objection to remand.


Judge’s decision:

According to the confidential file, there is progress in the investigation.

Since the earlier hearing, and by the court decree, the suspect was again examined by a psychiatrist and was found fit, but without reference to being fit for detention. But since the findings did not reveal any issues that raise the fitness question, there was no need for determination regarding fitness for detention.

Remand extension for 8 more days.