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Arab-Israeli lawmaker reportedly admits smuggling cellphones to Palestinian prisoners

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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:22 am

JERUSALEM  — An Arab-Israeli lawmaker admitted to smuggling cellphones to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, calling it “humanitarian activism.”

Basel Ghattas of Balad, one of the parties that make up the Arab Joint List, was questioned Tuesday by police. He was shown surveillance camera footage of him passing cellphones to two Palestinian security prisoners in Ketziot Prison on Sunday, Israel’s Channel 2 first reported.

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