Female Palestinian Journalist Jailed for ‘Incitement’

13 Jun
2:53 AM

An Israeli court, on Monday, sentenced a Palestinian journalist with 13-month jail term, on incitement charges, according to Palestinian sources.

Lama Khater, 42, was also fined 5,000 shekel (around ÂŁ1,400), the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement.

Khater was arrested by Israeli forces last year during a raid on her home in the West Bank city of Hebron, Al Ray further reports.

She was accused of incitement, through her writings, and membership in a banned organization.

An activist and a mother of five, Khater is a writer for several Palestinian publications.

She is expected to be released from prison in August.

According to Palestinian figures, more than 5,700 Palestinians are currently being held in detention facilities throughout Israel.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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