Israeli court sentences journalist to 6 months for “incitement”

Jerusalem /PNN/

Israeli magistrate court in Jerusalem sentenced the Palestinian female journalist Samah Dowaik, from Silwan town east of Occupied Jerusalem, to six months of actual imprisonment after “convicting” her of practicing incitement on Facebook.

Israeli forces arrested journalist Dowaik, who works as a correspondent for Quds News Network, from her family’s home on April, 10, 2016.

She is now held captive at Hasharon jail. 20 Palestinian journalists are detained in Israeli jails.

Some of them are serving high sentences while the others are held either under custody or under the illegal administrative detention.

Statistics showed that Israeli forces arrested 157 Palestinians between the beginning of October 2015 and the end of April 2016 over charges related to publishing on social networking sites.