JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court has sentenced a prominent Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison in a plea bargain that convicted her of belonging to an outlawed group. But the court found insufficient evidence to press more serious charges against her, the army said Tuesday.
Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, has been held without charge since October 2019. Her sentence will include time served, meaning she is to be released in October.
Israel, along with the U.S. and other Western allies, considers the PFLP a terror group.
Jarrar has been in and out of Israeli prison in recent years. She was sentenced to 15 months in 2015 on charges of incitement and membership in the PFLP. But much of that time she has been held in administrative detention, a controversial Israeli policy in which Palestinian suspects can be held for lengthy periods without charge.