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Kach activist’s sentence reduced

JERUSALEM, Feb. 18 (JTA) — 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.