Israeli court jails two Palestinians for social media postings

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The Israeli magistrate court in Occupied Jerusalem issued actual prison terms against two Palestinian young men from the holy city on allegations of their incitement to violence on social media pages.

An informed source told Quds Press that the court sentenced 17-year-old Amjad Abu Asab, a resident of Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in east Jerusalem, to 11 months in jail.

The court approved the indictment leveled against him about publishing a Facebook posting about the stabbing attack that happened last May in the Old City of Jerusalem

The same court also sentenced a young man called Ahmed Oaisat to 10 months in jail on a charge of practicing incitement to violence on social media. He has been in detention for about seven months.

The Israeli security and military authorities in Jerusalem and the West Bank had arrested between 2015 and 2016 more than 400 Palestinians after they published postings labeled as incitement on social media pages, especially on Facebook.

(Source / 14.09.2017)

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