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Tough rulings on local activists Sheikh Musa, Zayed Zidani and Ibrahim Abu Ziyab

Tough rulings on local activists Sheikh Musa, Zayed Zidani and Ibrahim Abu Ziyab

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) —  Musa Ouda the Imam of  Bir Ayyub Mosque and Al-Bustan Popular Committee was sentenced to 5 months in prison by an Israeli court on Thursday, 7 June. Local activist Zayed Zidani was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment to commence on 1 August during the holy month of Ramadan, while activist Ibrahim Abu- Thiab was issued a fine of  5,000 NIS and sentenced 50 days jail, which he has already served in prison and under house arrest more than one year.

The three men were arrested on 24 January 2011 and faced charges of attempting obstruct police work during a confrontation between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces in Bir Ayyub, with Israeli forces firing heavy amounts of tear gas at unarmed residents in the built-up residential area.

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