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Israeli court sentences Palestinian for incitement on Facebook

BETHLEHEM, (POC)– Israeli military court of Ofer sentenced Qusai Issa, 22, from Bethlehem to one year of actual imprisonment in addition to a fine estimated at 2000 shekels ($550) after charging with incitement on Facebook.  Palestinian Prisoner Society revealed, in a statement on Wednesday, that the sentences that were issued over the charge of incitement on Facebook ranged between 8 and 12 months. Israeli prosecution, however, demands a two-year sentence for other Palestinians on similar charges.  Statistical reports by institutions concerned with Palestinian prisoners’ issues demonstrate that Israeli authorities arrested 157 Palestinians from October, 2015 until late April, 2016 based on charges of posting on social networking sites. Some of them were indicted with incitement, while others were held under administrative detention.

(Source / 02.06.2016)

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