Saturday, 9 November 2013

Israel detains 25 Palestinian activists over Facebook posts

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli police detained 25 Palestinian social media activists in East Jerusalem on Thursday, a prisoners rights group said.

Nasser Qous, head of the Jerusalem branch of the Palestinian Prisoners Society, told official news agency Wafa that Israeli forces raided the homes of 25 Palestinian activists and detained them on charges of "incitement" due to their posts on Facebook.

Israeli police also seized their computers.

Fifteen of the activists were later released and 10 will be brought before an Israeli court, Qous said. more


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