Majdal Shams resident gets 8 months for Naksa Day rioting

July 7, 2011 14:01


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Nazareth Magistrates Court on Thursday sentenced a Majdal Shams resident to 8 months in jail as part of a plea deal in which he admitted to throwing stones at security forces who were attempting to prevent Syrian infiltrators from crossing the border into Israel on June 5th during Naksa Day protests.

Nasser Shaer, 37, was the first person from the Druze village to be sentenced for Naksa Day protests in which security forces were pelted with rocks by local residents. He was charged with aggravated assault of a public servant and disorderly conduct.

A total of twenty two residents of Majdal Shams were arrested following the riot.

Eight people have been formally charged with aggravated assault of a public servant and taking part in a violent disturbance.

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