Israel convicts Palestinian protest leader

An Israeli military court has convicted a prominent Palestinian activist for incitement at demonstrations against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank.


Abdullah Abu Rahmeh is one of the main leaders of the weekly protests against the barrier. He was convicted Tuesday and will likely be sentenced next month, his lawyer Gaby Lasky said. Abu Rahmeh led marches from the Palestinian village of Bilin to the nearby barrier that slices off 60% of the village land. (AP)