Palestinian father, lawyer Mohammed Alayan released after two days of detention and interrogation


Israeli occupation forces released Mohammed Alayan, Palestinian lawyer and the father of Bahaa Alayan, killed by Israeli forces in Jerusalem on 13 October 2015, on Wednesday, 29 June after two days of interrogation, reported Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.

Alayan, who is a leader in the movement of families for justice for their extrajudicially executed children, including return of the bodies – including his son’s – who continue to be held captive by the Israeli occupation, and preventing the demolition of family homes. Alayan’s family home, housing 25 people, was demolished by Israeli bulldozers.

Alayan was released following a hearing Tuesday in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court – he was ordered to 5 days under house arrest, a 15-day ban from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque (where he had organized a protest of the families of the imprisoned bodies), and a fine.  Lawyer Mohammed Mahmoud said that Israeli intelligence questioned Alayan about his participation in public protest activities calling for the release of the bodies of Palestinians slain by Israeli occupation forces, as well as about affiliation with a “prohibited organization.” All major Palestinian political parties are considered “prohibited organizations” under Israeli occupation military orders.