Stefan Grech who was convicted of anti-semitism and physical assault has said he intends to appeal the sentence. He continues to protest his innocence.

In a statement sent to this website, Mr Grech denied being an anti-Semite.

“I categorically deny having any racist or anti-semitic inclinations whatsoever. There is absolutely no history or instances linking me to any racist or xenophobic convictions and I sincerely invite anyone who might have any proof to the contrary to publicly, come forward. On the other hand, throughout my life I have always, openly militated against what I believed to be discrimination in any form or shape, including discrimination against the Palestinian people, the latter being probably a prime reason behind the campaign mounted against me over the past three years since the incident in question,” Mr Grech said.