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January 13, 2016 3:47 pm

Jerusalem Arab Sentenced to Year in Prison for Facebook Incitement

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A knife used in one of man stabbing attacks during the current wave of violence against Israelis, spurred largely by social media incitement. Photo: screenshot.

A knife used in one of man stabbing attacks during the current wave of violence against Israelis, spurred largely by social media incitement. Photo: screenshot.

JNS.org – An Arab man from northern Jerusalem was sentenced to one year in prison for incitement on Facebook.

As part of a plea deal, Obida Twil admitted to inciting violence and terror through the social network.

“The defendant’s statement that he was prevented from carrying out his act because he knew that he could expect a prison sentence proves the need for deterrent punishment. Making it easier to carry out such crimes requires a real and deterrent punishment,” Judge Eitan Kornhauser said during Twil’s sentencing.

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