Court orders release of Hebrew University professor suspected of incitement

Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, who was arrested on suspicion of incitement, arrives for a court hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, April 19, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)
Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, who was arrested on suspicion of incitement, arrives for a court hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, April 19, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court orders the release of Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, an Arab Israeli professor from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of incitement.

The court rejects a police request to extend the professor’s remand, according to Hebrew media reports, saying that its findings did not justify the arrest.

Demonstrators protest in support of Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian who was arrested on suspicion of incitement, outside the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, April 19, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Demonstrators gather outside the courthouse to protest Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s arrest.

The criminologist and law professor was under investigation for questioning Hamas rapes and other atrocities during the October 7 attacks and saying that Israelis are “criminals” and “should be afraid.”

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