Kach Activist’s Sentence Reduced

Israel’s Supreme Court has reduced the three-month prison sentence of a former Kach activist to three months of community service.

Baruch Marzel was convicted by the Jerusalem Magistrates Court of causing public disorder when he called Palestinian official Faisal Husseini a murderer.

After the Jerusalem District Court upheld the conviction in an appeal, Marzel obtained permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

A three-justice panel, headed by Supreme Court President Aharon Barak, decided Monday to ease the sentence after the prosecution agreed to the motion.

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