By Jessica Elgot, June 30, 2009
An Israeli peace activist is expected to spend several months in jail when he is sentenced tomorrow after he tried to stop the demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank.
Ezra Nawi, a plumber from Jerusalem, is expecting a sentence of up to 18 months. He is expected to launch an appeal, but may be jailed within weeks.
In March Nawi, who is a gay Jewish Iraqi from Basra in his 50s, was convicted of taking part in a riot and assaulting a police officer when the Israeli military bulldozed Palestinian homes near the settlement of Carmel, close to Hebron, in February 2007.