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Israel arrests Palestinian with Israeli citizenship for alleged incitement

Jerusalem24 – The Israeli police last night arrested and detained former Palestinian Member of Knesset, Jum’aa Al-Zabarqa, for allegedly inciting against the Israeli government during a demonstration in the Negev last March.

Zabarqa was a MK in the Joint List between 2017 and 2019. According to the Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom, he was interrogated for four consecutive hours about his participation in a demonstration marking Palestinian Land Day; where he gave a speach the police described as “inciteful.”

Al-Zabarqa said that the interrogation was nothing but a failed attempt to stop his activities that defend the Negev and its people and, allow the Jewish right to control those areas completely.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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