Maisa Abdel Hadi allegedly shared a photo of a bulldozer breaking through the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel.
A prominent Arab-Israeli actor has been detained on suspicion of “inciting terrorism” for a social media post about Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel, police and his lawyer said Tuesday. Maisa Abdel Hadi, who lives in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth, was arrested on Monday and detained until Thursday, police said. Also read: Gal Gadot shares video of 9-year-old boy captured by Hamas and calls for hostages to be released
He is one of a growing number of Israeli Arabs detained over social media posts discussing the devastating war. Hadi allegedly posted a photo of a bulldozer breaching the fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel during an Oct. 7 attack by the Islamist militant group Hamas, which Israel says killed more than 1,400 people. The Hamas government in Gaza says more than 5,000 people have been killed in retaliatory attacks against Israel’s coastal areas.
“Let’s go Berlin style,” he wrote in the caption, referring to the fall of the Berlin Wall that divided Germany until 1989. “He is accused of supporting terrorism,” said his lawyer, Jaafar Farah, who also runs the humanitarian aid agency. rights association Mousawat told AFP. The 37-year-old actor has appeared in many TV series, films and theater plays.
Arab Israeli singer Dalal Abu Amneh was also briefly detained this week for one of her social media posts.
Since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas, members of Israel’s Arab minority and Palestinians in east Jerusalem have been expelled, expelled from universities and arrested for comments expressing solidarity with Gaza residents, according to rights activists and Israeli police. Israeli Arabs make up one-fifth of Israel’s population.