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Israeli court sentences Palestinian MPs

July 11, 2013 2:28 P.M. (Updated: July 24, 2013 5:48 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court on Thursday sentenced two Palestinian MPs to 30 months, a committee official said.

PLC deputy Mohammad Tawtah and former Jerusalem affairs' minister Khalid Abu Arafa were sentenced to 30 months plus a one-year suspended sentence for conducting "Hamas activities," said Amjad Abu Asab, the director of the Jerusalem prisoners' families committee.

The judge ruled that the MPs must serve an additional six months if they enter Jerusalem, their hometown, Abu Asab told Ma'an.

The MPs have been in Israeli custody since Israeli police detained them in a raid on the Jerusalem headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in January 2012.

The elected officials took refuge at the Red Cross building in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah in July 2010 along with lawmaker Ahmad Attoun after Israel revoked their residency permits.
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