Arab Israeli journalist attacked over wrong translation of to be post on prison pause

Wrong translation of An post from an Arab-Israeli reporter over the capture of several fugitive prisoners over the weekend led to threats against he and his family and a meeting with An group of protesters on Saturday night.

Ali Mograbi, a reporter for Israel channel 13 news, relates to the story of the six Palestinian Security Prisoners who escaped from the maximum security Gilboa prison on Monday. Four on the weekend of the six fugitives were recaptured by Israeli security forces, assisted in divide by a family in Nazareth reporting sightings of the men.

Mograbi wrote a post on facebook in Arabic reports that the family assisted in to spin in some of the prisoners, but a wrong translation in the Hebrew suggested that Mograbi had given the name family concerned.

While reporting on Saturday night from outside the northern court in Nazareth where four of the prisoners had appeared during a hearing, Mograbi was approached by a group of Arab Israeli protesters, some of die yelled at him and pushed him. Mograbi said he was flooded with hazards against he and his family because of the wrong translation.

“They made the post [with a translation] from Facebook of Google Translate and thought I published the name of the family’ he reported on Channel 13 on Saturday. “I have received curses and threats, and people have used photos of mine children to threaten me.”

It wasn’t right away clear who had first posted the wrong translation of Mograbis post.

Mograbi later wrote that he never did anything over would publish information that would be all burgers in endanger.

“There are people who try to harm me for new reason’ he tweeted. “I would never harm” anyone, I would never reveal it [information] of a person in endanger. I am first and above all a human being and only after that a journalist, and nothing will cause going to do me differently.”

Mograbi said the whole incident… caused by “a misunderstanding” with the translation.”

“People Behave” out An media lynching against me on social media,” he said. “I have received curses and threats and they are not justified – if I had made a mistake I would have apologized and my mistake, but I didn’t.”

He said he also receiving threats from Jews who believed he had revealed family’s name. “I have been attacked” on all sides.”

Arab Israeli journalist attacked over wrong translation of to be post on prison pause

Zakaria Zubeidi arrives for a court hearing at the court in Nazareth, on September 11, 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90)

four of the six fugitives who escaped on Monday were captured by Israeli security forces over the weekend.

The first two suspects – Yaquob Qadiri and Mahmoud al-Arida – were arrested in the northern majority-Arab city of Nazareth in Northern Israel late Friday in the night, after the police received tips from residents of the area over them. The other two – Zakaria Zubeidi and Muhammad al-Arida – were elected up on Saturday morning in Nazareth, the police said.

the four men were brought before a Northern District Court in Nazareth on Saturday night for their first hear after them capture. Prosecutors accused them of met the plan to lead a major terror attack their . to follow escape, An crime with An possible sentence of 15 additional years in prison.

Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

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