Israeli authorities on Tuesday indicted two journalists working for an Iranian television station on charges they passed classified information to the enemy.
The indictment says the two Palestinian journalists reported the beginning of Israel's ground incursion into Gaza on Jan. 3 while the information was still subject to military censorship.
Tuesday's indictment says they knew their broadcast for Iran's Arabic-language Al-Alam TV could endanger Israeli soldiers by giving Hamas militants forewarning of the operation.
The charges could carry lengthy jail terms. (ed: up to 20 year sentence!)
The journalists' lawyer says his clients did not know they were breaking any law. Muhammad Dahleh says Israeli authorities are picking on the journalists because they are Palestinians working for a TV station from Iran, one of Israel's most bitter enemies.
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