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Palestinian sentenced to 17 months jail over Facebook posts

June 22, 2015 6:48 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 27, 2015 3:37 P.M.)
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JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- An Israeli court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian man from East Jerusalem to 17 months in jail on charges of incitement based on posts he made about Israel on Facebook.

Muhammad Mahmoud, a lawyer for prisoners rights group Addameer, told Ma'an that the judge sentenced Uday Mufid Ibrahim Bayomi to 13 months jail time, before adding another four months for a previous probation violation.

Bayomi was originally detained on Dec. 16, 2014.

There was no further information about what Bayomi had posted on social media.

In May, an Israeli court sentenced Sami Jamal Faraj Ideis, 28, to eight months of imprisonment with an additional six months suspended for activity on social media.

Ideis was one of eight Palestinian men detained in December 2014 in East Jerusalem under the same charges.

His sentence came less than a week after another of the eight -- the former secretary-general of Fatah in Jerusalem Omar al-Shalabi -- was sentenced to nine months in an Israeli prison for Facebook posts.

Israelis on social media routinely and openly incite violence against Palestinians, especially during heightened periods of tensions such as this summer's military offensive on Gaza, but none have yet faced prosecution.

In recent months, the Palestinian Authority has also arrested Palestinians over postings on Facebook that have been critical of the PA and the Palestinian security services.
Comments
spb / usa
it's time for him to FaceAbook
28/06/2015 14:27
JoeUSA / USA
In the meantime an American who joined the IDF was sentenced to 6 months in a military jail for conspiring to blow up the Qobat al Sakhra and stole explosives , chord and triggers. His coconspirator was not prosecuted due to health issues ( as reported by Ynetnews.com). Twisted justice .
02/07/2015 06:14
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