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Israel to expel French-American professor arrested during West Bank protest

Frank Romano
Israeli border police arrest American university professor Frank Romano in the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar on September 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Israel is set to expel the foreign law professor arrested Friday on 'suspicion of disrupting the actions of Israeli soldiers on duty’ at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, which is facing imminent demolition.

Frank Romano, 66, who holds both French and American citizenship and teaches law in France, was arrested according to military rather than civilian law and was not brought before a judge, reported Haaretz.

Romano declared a hunger strike, on Friday evening, following his detention by the Israeli police at Khan al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem in the central West Bank.

Romano has been supporting residents of Khan al-Ahmar for the past several days, since the beginning of an open sit-in at the village following the Israeli High Court’s approval of demolition. 
Last Modified: Monday، 17 September 2018 12:02 AM