Arab man from Jerusalem gets 1 year in prison for Facebook incitement

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( 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.

Posted on January 13, 2016 .