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Israel charges Arab man with polygamy

Israeli Public Prosecution in the southern region filed an indictment to a magistrate's court in Beer Sheva against 36-year-old Arab citizen accusing him of marrying more than one woman at a time, Israeli news sites reported yesterday.

The Arab citizen, who lives in one of the Bedouin villages in the Negev, was accused of entering a new union this year.

According to the indictment, a statement for the Public Prosecution said, the man got married to his first wife in 2002.

Meanwhile, the Public Prosecution said that this was the first time that someone had been indicted over polygamy since 15 January 2017 when the government's legal advisor advised that anyone found flouting polygamy laws should be charged.

Read: Israel creates taskforce to fight polygamy in Arab communities

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