Israeli politician convicted of assaulting right-wing activist at 2006 protest
Mohammed Barakeh is found guilty after judge rejects defense of parliamentary immunity.
MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) was convicted Sunday of assaulting a right-wing activist at a demonstration against the Second Lebanon War in 2006, making Barakeh the first serving Knesset member to be prosecuted for actions committed during a demonstration. The Arab MK was acquitted on charges of assaulting an Israel Prison Service officer at a leftist demonstration in 2005, near the West...
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