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Israeli court sends mother of Palestinian martyr to prison

The mother was charged with ‘incitement’ on social media.

Dec 17 2018

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Israeli Magistrates’ Court in Jerusalem sentenced mother of Palestinian killed by Israeli occupation last year to 11 months in prison on Sunday, Quds Press has reported.

The mother, Suzanne abu-Ghannam, was charged with “incitement” on social media, including Facebook.

Abu Ghannam was arrested in August at her house in Al-Tur Neighbourhood in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

The Israeli occupation forces confiscated many household and personal items during the raid.

In July 2017, her son Mohammad was killed by the Israeli occupation forces during the wave of unrest triggered by Israel’s decision to place cameras at the entrances of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

His family was not able to perform normal mourning and funeral rites because his body was buried in secret in order to thwart an Israeli plan to hold onto it indefinitely.

Meanwhile, another Israeli court has sentenced Batoul al-Ramahi, 25, and Amna Mahmoud to 29 months and 33 months in prison respectively, the Prisoners’ Committee said in a statement.

Al-Ramahi was arrested on 12 March last year, and Mahmoud was arrested on 12 December, just over twelve months ago.

Both women were arrested in their homes during night raids and have been held as political prisoners in Al-Damoon Prison.

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