Former MK Basel Ghattas Begins Prison Sentence


Former MK Basel Ghattas (Arab Joint List) arrived at Gilboa Prison on Sunday morning to begin his first day behind bars after being sentenced to two years for smuggling cellphones to security prisoners in Ktzi’ot Prison.

The sentence was handed down by the Be’er Sheva Magistrate’s Court in April following the approval of a plea bargain in which Ghattas showed no remorse for his actions and justified his actions on humanitarian grounds.

Ghattas was arrested last December and subsequently confessed to breach of trust, providing means to carry out acts of terrorism, smuggling electronic devices into prisons and transferring encrypted messages between security prisoners. He was officially convicted in March. Read more at YNet.



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