Israel putting popular Palestinian leader on trial for ‘incitement’ on Facebook

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Raja Eghbarieh, a Palestinian citizen of Israel and leader of a movement that boycotts the Knesset elections, was charged last month with incitement for a number of posts he wrote on Facebook. The judge, for now, remains unconvinced. By Yoav Haifawi An Israeli court heard arguments Tuesday against the state’s attempt to keep a popular Palestinian political activist behind bars, after he was charged with incitement late last month. [tmwinpost] Israeli authorities arrested Raja Eghbarieh, the former secretary-general of the Abnaa al-Balad movement, a Left Palestinian faction that boycotts the Knesset elections, at his home in Umm Al-Fahm on September…

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