Israel army shuts Jerusalem print shop for 'incitement'

Shop reportedly printed banners depicting perpetrator of recent shooting attack

Israel army shuts Jerusalem print shop for 'incitement'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Israeli army has shut down a print shop in the Arab town of Al-Ram on Jerusalem’s outskirts for alleged "incitement", according to an army statement issued Thursday. 

"The print shop was closed Thursday morning after printing photos of attacker Mosbah Abu Subeih [depicting him as a ‘martyr’]," the statement read. 

Abu Subeih carried out a shooting attack in Jerusalem earlier this month in which two Israelis -- a policeman and a Jewish settler -- were killed. 

A resident of Al-Ram, Abu Subeih was shot dead by Israeli police immediately after the incident.

According to the army statement, all the shop’s printing equipment used to print banners depicting Abu Subeih as a "martyr" were confiscated. 

In the same statement, the army said it had also arrested five "wanted" Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, two of whom, it said, had been detained for "rioting".

The Israeli army frequently carries out sweeping arrest campaigns in the occupied Palestinian territories that ostensibly target Palestinians "wanted" by the Israeli-occupation authorities. 

Over 7,000 Palestinians are currently languishing in prisons throughout the Jewish state, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs.  

Last Mod: 20 Ekim 2016, 14:55
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