Israeli Arab woman, 19, jailed without trial for ‘martyr’ texts

The Nazareth District Court has ordered a three-month detention without trial for a 19-year-old Arab woman from northern Israel.

The woman reportedly sent a text message to her sister and friends that she intends to become a martyr, and her concerned family reported it to the police, Ynet reports. The woman also published several posts on Facebook in a similar vein.

Because there wasn’t enough evidence to take her to trial, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon issued her a three-month administrative detention out of concern for public welfare.

The woman’s identity wasn’t immediately available.

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