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March 25, 2014 12:24 pm

Israeli-Arab Knesset Member Convicted of Assault

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The Israeli Knesset. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Israel Hayom – The Tel Aviv Magistrates’ Court on Sunday convicted Hadash MK Mohammad Barakeh of assault over his actions during a protest in Rabin Square in July 2006, during the Second Lebanon War.

Prosecutor Yossi Kurtzberg said that during the protest Barakeh struck a photographer, Yitzhak Hananya, in his elbows, ribs and shoulder after Hananya made offensive remarks to the protesters.

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