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Nazareth imam convicted of incitement, support for terror

The Nazareth Magistrate’s Court convicts Sheikh Nazem Abu Salim, an imam at the Shihab A-Din Mosque in Nazareth, of incitement to violence and terrorism and supporting a terror group.

According to a statement by the Justice Ministry, the court ruled that Abu Salim used his position as spiritual leader to propagate incitement and “an ideology that has guided terror group Al-Qaeda.”

The indictment was filed in 2010 and the court originally sentenced him in 2012 to three years in jail and an 18-month suspended sentence. However, the following year the local district court ordered parts of the trial repeated due to failures in Abu Salim’s representation in court.

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