A day after the government slammed EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton for meddling in Israeli judicial matters via a statement issued in her name, the statement about a Palestinian’s conviction for incitement to attack IDF soldiers was placed on the European Council’s Web site on Thursday in the name of her spokesman.

Wednesday’s statement, which raised Israeli ire for expressing concern about the conviction of Abdallah Abu Rahma in an Israeli military court, was issued as a “Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton.”

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