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Lod imam indicted for incitement to violence at Temple Mount

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Prosecutors filed two indictments on Friday morning against Sheikh Yusuf Albaz, 63, from Lod, charging the imam with incitement to violence.

The Cyber Department of the State Attorney’s Office filed the charges due to Albaz’s public support for rioters who attacked police on the Temple Mount during Ramadan.

Albaz was arrested in April and questioned by police over his positions and “the publication of content… that is suspected of inciting against the security forces, and support for violent disturbances of order, among other things,” according to the police.

The first indictment relates to a post Albaz published on his Facebook account in which he hailed the “young, the brave, the fortified, the people of freedom” who took part in the riots.

“This is the jihadist honor slate, which has crushed the Israeli occupation with blood and prevented it from dividing the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he added, hailing........

© The Times of Israel

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