Deputy Education Minister MK Avi Wortzman (Jewish Home) applauded the conviction and sentencing of ex-Balad MK Sa'id Nafa, who will be spending the next year in prison. Nafa was convicted Thursday for traveling to an enemy country and meeting with foreign agents.
At issue was a trip Nafa organized to Syria in 2007. The indictment against Nafa includes charges against him and 16 other individuals, most of them Druze sheikhs, who illegally traveled to Syria between 2007 and 2010. The indictments were first handed down in 2011. Nafa was sentenced to two concurrent terms of six months and a year in prison for two offenses, meeting with the terrorists and traveling to Syria.