An Israeli Arab doctor has been sentenced to 20 months in prison by the Nazareth District Court on Thursday, 2 Adar I. Dr. Malak Jamil Mubarak Hatib, a dentist, transferred large sums of money to the terrorist organization. In fact, when arrested, he was heading for Ramallah where he planned to leave NIS 170,000 for the terrorist organization.
Justice Esther Hellman sentenced the doctor, a resident of Kfar Kana, who was convicted of passing funds to Hamas. The court was willing to accept his request to delay his imprisonment until mid-March and he was released with restrictions to permit him to get his affairs in order.
As part of the restrictions surrounding his release, the court compelled him to forfeit his passport and as he is barred from leaving the country.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)