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After 14 Months, Palestinian Legislator Khalida Jarrar to Be Released From Israeli Jail

Jarrar, who was arrested on security-related offenses, was found guilty in a plea deal of incitement and membership in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Palestinian parliament member Khalida Jarrar, who has been imprisoned in Israel for about the past 14 months on security-related offenses, is to be released on Friday, the Israel Prison Service has confirmed.
Jarrar, who was sentenced in December to 15 months in prison in a plea agreement, is expected to be transferred to the area of the West Bank controlled by the Palestinian Authority through a checkpoint in the Tul Karm area.
At her sentencing last year, the court also handed Jarrar a 10-month suspended sentence and fined her 10,000 shekels ($2,600). In the plea agreement, Jarrar's indictment was amended so that she was convicted of one count of belonging to an illegal organization and another of incitement. She is a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
At the time, Jarrar's attorney, Mahmoud Hassan from the Admir legal center, said that she only agreed to the plea deal because she doesn’t trust the court. "She doesn't expect [to receive] any justice from the court of the occupation," he said. Jarrar, a mother of two, was arrested at her West Bank home in April of last year.

Jack Khoury
Haaretz Correspondent

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Video of the Week New Clashes Erupt Between Israeli Security Forces, Muslim Worshippers

Temple Mount temporarily closed to Jewish visitors after clashes with police




The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

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