American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle

A lawyer says an American university professor was detained by Israeli police for allegedly trying to disrupt security forces in the embattled West Bank community of Khan al-Ahmar.


Gaby Lasky said Saturday that her client, Frank Romano, is being held in a Jerusalem jail. Lasky says police told her Romano would appear Monday before an Israeli military court.


Romano was among dozens of activists spending time in Khan al-Ahmar to try to block the possible demolition of the Palestinian village. Activists say that on Friday, Romano stood in front of a bulldozer clearing barriers that had been set up to slow demolition.


Israeli police said three people were detained for causing disturbances.


פרסום ראשון: 09.15.18, 14:54