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Israeli court jails Palestinians for rejoicing at a wedding of a former prisoner

 

JERUSALEM, Monday, May 20, 2019 (WAFA) – The Israeli Magistrate Court in West Jerusalem sentenced several Palestinians to various prison terms for rejoicing and dancing to nationalist songs at the wedding of a former prisoner, according to Palestinian sources.

The Committee of Families of Prisoners from Jerusalem said the court sentenced the groom, Rami Fakhouri, a former prisoner, to two-and-a-half months and a six-month suspended sentence even though Fakhouri is held in administrative detention for six months without charge or trial since December 22 at direct orders from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The court also sentenced former prisoners Mahmoud Abdul Latif and Majed Jubeh to 35 days in prison and six months suspended, and Imad Abu Sneineh to 31 days in prison and six months suspended. Abdul Latif is also serving six months in administrative detention since his arrest in February, while Jubeh and Abu Sneineh are supposed to turn themselves in to the police to start serving their sentence on August 22.

The charges levied against the four was dancing and celebrating Fakhouri’s wedding by singing nationalist songs and waving Hamas flags.

The Israeli media gave extensive coverage to that wedding held in occupied Jerusalem and incited against it leading the Israeli government to detain 30 people at the wedding, including the groom and his father, as well as the band that led the singing.

M.K.

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