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Israel sentences Palestinian journalist to 6 months in jail for 'provocative' Al-Aqsa video
Monday July 18, 2016 11:36 PM, IINA

The Israeli Magistrate Court in occupied Jerusalem on Monday sentenced Palestinian journalist Samah Dweik to six months in prison over accusations of incitement through her Facebook account.

The Israeli occupation forces arrested Dweik, 25, from her home in Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem on April 10, where she stayed in Ramla prison before being transferred to the Hasharon prison in Israel.

Dweik's lawyer Ramzi Kteilat of the Qudsona (Our Jerusalem) Foundation for Human Rights said the charge levelled against her is incitement on social networking site Facebook, where the Israeli intelligence spotted about 11 publications with "provocative" content, such as the word "martyr" and video clips of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Dweik's family rejected the court's ruling, stating that their daughter did not commit any misdemeanor, except that she had exercised her journalistic career and expressed her opinion as a Jerusalemite citizen.



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