Shin Bet and ID arrest Palestinian for incitement on the web

September 5, 2017 13:18
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The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF arrested Jalal Naji Muhammad al-Sawiti, a resident of the West Bank village of Beit Awa last month on suspicion of "incitement and supporting a hostile organization," the Shin Bet announced on Tuesday.

The suspect, who holds a high position at the Palestinian preventative security offices in Jenin, posted extremist content on Facebook, directly calling to carry out violent activity against Jews. According to the Shin Bet, al-Sawiti also wrote posts praising, sympathizing and supporting the actions of terrorists.

Examples of extremist content that the suspect posted includes pictures of Adolf Hitler and Adolf Eichmann, alongside texts saying that he longs for people like them.

The Shin Bet emphasized that "the incitement activity throughout the internet and social media in particular, inflames passions and may lead to terrorist acts."

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