The Palestinian cartoonist Muhammad Sabanah, who was detailed by the Israelis in February as he crossed to the West Bank, has finally been sentenced. He was charged with contacting “enemy entities” according to his attorney. He was sentenced to five months in jail and ordered him to pay a 10,000 shekel ($2,755) fine.
Sabanah’s family said the verdict was a relief as it would end the pressure of interrogation. They added that the cartoonist is not affiliated to any political party.
Sabanah’s cartoons are widespread in the Arab world. He is well-known for his criticism through his cartoons, which focus mainly on the Palestinian people’s problems and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.