The tel Aviv district court sentenced addscore activist Sarah Kinsbursky to pay 400 thousand shekels compensation to the member of the municipal Council and former mayor of Ashdod Gabriel Knafo.
Kinsbursky opposed the plan of building block MAAR Gift in the coastal zone of Ashdod. During the campaign against the construction of it, among other things, published in social networks texts, comparing Ashdod project with the Holyland project in Jerusalem, focusing on the corruption aspects.
In the publications regularly appeared photos Knafo and his name.
Kinsbursky argued that we are talking about legitimate criticism Knafo in the political activities, however, the judge, Avigail Cohen rejected this position, recognizing activist who could not prove their charges, guilty of libel.