Jailed for pig posters, woman gets released

Susskin's contriteness contrasted with her feelings the day of her sentencing, when she told reporters: "For what do I have to be sorry? Everything I did was from a love of the land of Israel. There is nothing to be sorry for. I think it's a matter of freedom of speech — how can somebody sit in jail for a drawing?"

Under the terms of her release, Susskin will have to contact the police twice a week, is prohibited from leaving the Tel Aviv area and must observe an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

The 27-year-old was convicted of committing a racist act, supporting a terrorist organization, attempting to give religious offense, and attempted vandalism, for her actions in Hebron on June 27, 1997. She was also convicted of endangering life on a road for throwing rocks at an Arab driver the following day.

The pig posters triggered outrage throughout the Muslim world, including angry street protests in Bangladesh and Iran, and rulings by Muslim clerics that insulting the prophet Mohammed should be punishable by death. Israeli leaders condemned Susskin's actions and apologized to Muslims.