JERUSALEM, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 (WAFA) – The European Union office in Jerusalem said after attending the trial of Palestinian aid worker Mohammad Halabi in an Israeli court that the judicial process was incompatible with international fair trial standards.
“Alongside member states, likeminded countries and the UN, the EU attended today (yesterday) the court sentencing of Mohammad Halabi. Regret the outcome of a judicial process, which has been incompatible with international fair trial standards,” the EU said in a tweet, adding that it will follow Halabi’s appeal before the Israeli Supreme Court closely.
The Beersheba district court in southern Israel yesterday sentenced Mohammad Halabi, director of World Vision’s Gaza office who has been on trial for six years over alleged “terror” financing charges based on secret evidence, to 12 years of imprisonment.
World Vision has also condemned the sentencing in a statement, as well as several other international organizations.