Former Arab MK Basel Ghattas was convicted of charges pertaining to his bringing cellular telephones to Arab prisoners in Israel. As per the plea bargain agreement, he admitted to his actions and will serve two years in prison.
He was convicted in the Beersheva Magistrate court on charges including breach of trust, bribery, and smuggling prohibited electronic contraband to prisoners.
Some of his former colleagues including MK Hanin Zoabi were in the court as a showing of support for him.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)