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Palestinian journalist sentenced to 9 months in Israeli jails

May 16, 2016 at 10:55 am

An Israeli court yesterday sentenced Palestinian journalist Sami Al-Sa’e to nine months in jail for “Facebook incitement”, Quds Press reported.

Speaking to Quds Press, Al-Sa’e’s wife, Amani Al-Jondob, said: “The Israeli court sentenced my husband after the jury approved the Israeli Public Prosecution’s charges against him.”

She stressed that her husband, 35, denied the charges.

Al-Sa’e was arrested from his house in the south of the West Bank city of Nablus, handcuffed and interrogated. He was taken to the Huwwara military camp.

The Al-Fajr Al-Jadid correspondent, Al-Sa’e has previously been arrested in 1997 and spent four months in Israeli jails.

There are currently 20 Palestinians journalists being held in Israeli jails.