Israeli-Arab Terrorist Detained Two Days After His Release


Family and friends greet convicted terrorist Maher Younis, who was released after 40 years in Israeli jail, in Ar’ara, Thursday. (Fadi Amun/Flash90)

An Israeli-Arab terrorist released last week was arrested again on Motozei Shabbos over online content considered inciting terrorism.

Maher and Karim Younis – cousins from the town of Ara in northern Israel – were released from prison after serving 40 years for the murder of an Israeli soldier. They were given life sentences that were commuted to 40 years in 2012. Karim was released two weeks before Maher, who was released just two days before his more recent arrest.

Police reportedly detained Maher Younis after he wrote posts on social media that encouraged acts of terror.

“The repeated incitement of the terrorist Maher Younis is more proof of the death penalty law’s great importance against terrorists,” said National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir. “Until we pass this law, we will continue to fight a persistent war in supporting terrorism and inciting terrorism.”

The minister also took steps to prevent the celebration of the prisoners’ release and prevented visitors’ tents from being set up as well. He also outlawed the flying of Palestinian flags in public places earlier this month.

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