RAMALLAH, August 24 (JMCC) - An Israeli court has convicted an organizer of protests against the Wall
is constructing through the West Bank
The court at Ofer prison, near Ramallah, on Tuesday convicted Abdullah Abu Rahma, 39, for participating (in), organising and inciting protests in the West Bank village of Bilin, said the Committee against The Wall which he heads.Read
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton expressed deep concern that the possible imprisonment of Mr Abu Rahma is intended to prevent him and other Palestinians from exercising their legitimate right to protest against the existence of the separation barriers in a non-violent manner, her office said.
The EU considers the route of the barrier where it is built on Palestinian land to be illegal, it quoted her as saying in a statement.
A brother of the activist, Ratib Abu Rahma, stressed that the conviction will not discourage people from protesting against the Apartheid Wall.
the story from AFP...