Israeli police pull over Palestinian PM's car

  • AP, Jerusalem
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  • Updated: Jan 14, 2014 20:32 IST

Israeli police say they briefly pulled over the Palestinian Prime Minister's convoy for reckless driving in the West Bank, sparking a diplomatic spat.

While police say they quickly allowed the convoy to pass, the Palestinians say the incident was a violation of their rights.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Rami Hamdallah's car and another vehicle were stopped on Tuesday for speeding and "overtaking every vehicle in a dangerous way."

Rosenfeld says after identifying Hamdallah, police immediately allowed the cars to continue on. However, the two drivers face police questioning.

Ehab Bseiso, a spokesman for Hamdallah, says the incident "shines a light on the many violations committed against Palestinians every day."

The Palestinians have autonomy in parts of the West Bank, though Tuesday's incident occurred in an area under Israeli control.

 

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