Ghattas kommer nu att dömas för att ha smugglat in telefoner och dokument till palestinier som sitter i israeliskt fängelse men blir inte åtalad för strängare brott som att ha hjälpt fienden eller terrorister.
Charges filed against Arab MK accused of smuggling phones to prisoners (The Times of Israel)
MK Basel Ghattas of the Joint (Arab) List’s Balad faction was charged with smuggling phones into prison, smuggling documents and breach of trust.
The charges come a day after Ghattas signed a plea deal with state in which he will resign from the Knesset and serve two years in jail. In return he avoided the more serious charges of aiding the enemy and being an accomplice to terror.
He is expected to resign Sunday.
Under the plea, lawyers for both sides will request a jail term of two years and the prosecution will ask that Ghattas be fined.