American professor detained in Israel
JERUSALEM — An American law professor was detained by Israeli police for allegedly trying to block Israeli troops in a West Bank village slated for demolition, his Israeli lawyer said Saturday.
Frank Romano, 66, was being held in Jerusalem and is to appear before an Israeli military court Monday, said attorney Gaby Lasky.
Romano was detained Friday in the embattled village of Khan al-Ahmar, along with two Palestinian activists. Romano stood in front of heavy equipment being used to clear barriers that had been set up to slow demolition, witnesses said.