A pro-Palestinian activist who carried out an acid attack against an Israeli-owned stall in Scotland has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Scott Harrison threw the noxious liquid at (an 18-year-old) woman who was manning a stall in Glasgow owned by the Israeli cosmetics firm Kedem, which activists from the anti-Israel BDS movement have been targeting in a boycott campaign.
His lawyers are filing an appeal against the 12-month sentence for assault to injury, which was handed down by a Scottish court earlier this week. He is currently being held in custody pending the results of his appeal.
Harrison’s 18-year-old victim, Greek-born Iona Georgianna, told the Scottish Sun shortly after the attack on October 25, 2014, how she felt her face “melting.”
“I was working and then I felt liquid on my head,” she said, describing the terrifying attack. “It started to burn. It felt like my face was melting. I was screaming. I couldn’t feel my lips and my vision was blurred for two or three minutes.”
Twelve months!?! What do you have to do to get a real sentence, skip out on your BBC license fee?