Published On: Sat, Dec 20th, 2014

Israeli Court Extends Detention of 7 Arabs for Facebook Incitement


An Israeli court on Friday extended the detention of seven Arabs from Jerusalem for at least three more days for incitement via Facebook, Ma’an reported.

The head of a committee for the families of prisoners in Jerusalem, Amjad Abu Asab, identified the seven prisoners being held by Israeli authorities as Omar al-Shalabi, Uday Sunuqrut, Tareq al-Kurd, Sami Ideis, Ibrahim Abdeen, Nasser al-Hidmi, and Fouad Ruweidi.

The seven were detained last Monday, in response to Facebook posts that Israeli authorities found to contain messages of incitement to violence.

Israeli authorities have in recent years detained several Israeli Arabs for posting comments on Facebook praising violence against Israel.

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