The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office today (Tuesday) filed an indictment in the city Magistrate’s Court against Louis Abu Saad (29), a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, after he attacked a policeman on the Temple Mount this week.
According to the indictment, about a week ago a Waqf employee was arrested on the Temple Mount, the defendant who served as a guard on behalf of the Waqf on the Temple Mount interfered with the arrest, documented and threatened police officers after it was made clear to him that he was interfering with their work. A few days later the accused noticed one of the policemen who made the arrest, ran towards him, kicked him and punched him with kicks and punches. The defendant then fled and fortified himself in the mosque until more police forces arrived on the scene, he left the mosque and was taken into custody.
The indictment attributes to the defendant the commission of offenses of disturbing a police officer, assaulting a police officer and assault causing actual bodily harm.
The prosecution is asking the court to order the detention of the accused until the end of the legal proceedings against him.