Patrick O. Strickland – Independent Journalist

AJE: Israel jails Palestinians for Facebook comments

Palestinian rights groups claim Israel is closely monitoring social media outlets. (Image: Getty)

My latest story at Al Jazeera English looks into Israel’s arrests of Palestinian social media users for their postings on social media networks.

Though an Israeli court has deemed two of the eight men arrested in December as guilty of “incitement and “supporting terror.” Rights groups and Palestinian activists, however, claim that Israel has a “double standard” in implementing incitement laws, citing Israeli Facebook pages calling for violence against Palestinians that went unpunished.

Click here to read the whole story.

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