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East Jerusalem woman charged with incitement

Indictment suggests Abir Abu Radir encouraged crowds to cry out anti-Israel slogans such as 'Beloved Nasrallah will bomb Tel Aviv' during protests

A resident of east Jerusalem's Shufat neighborhood was charged with incitement to violence and aggravated assault of a police officer on Monday.


An indictment filed with the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court against Abir Abu Radir suggests she participated in and led several protests. During these protests she was heard calling "Beloved Nasrallah will bomb Tel Aviv," "Slaughter the Jews, no to negotiations, we only want actions and terrorist attacks" and "Fire, keep on burning until this crime stops."


According to the indictment, Abu Radir spoke the words during two separate demonstrations, one of which took place in January 2009 in protest against Operation Cast Lead, and another which took place in Route 1 in June 2010.


The Jerusalem District Prosecutor's Office is claiming that the defendant refused to accompany police officers after she was heard making inflammatory calls. "The defendant started shouting and inciting the people and caused riots which resulted in a huge commotion," the indictment noted.


Abu Radir then resisted arrest by kicking the officers. On another occasion, she became unruly and cursed officers after they arrested her for incitement.


The amended indictment was filed after a previous one failed to include charges of incitement to violence.




פרסום ראשון: 10.10.11, 22:06
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