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 a 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.”
A quick-thinking colleague poured five liters of water on her head, saving her from the worst effects of the mystery liquid.
My detective work reveals this is likely the Scott Harrison in question (Unless there is more than one BDSHole living in Glasgow by the name of Scott Harrison). *See update at bottom
And besides hatred for Israel, his Facebook profile reveals some laughable hypocrisy.
“There should be free speech for every side. For you also.” (this video was taken a month before his acid attack)
A year for this crime is not enough time. I can only hope his bunkmate Bubba makes the most of that year.
Update: Commenter Lachlan writes:
I’m in Glasgow and i’ve also heard nothing of this. A mutual friend of the guy who had a link to his FB profile posted assures me that he is not the person in question and simply shares a name with him. “Likely” is not evidence enough when accusing someone of a hate crime.
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