Israeli police pull over Palestinian PM’s car
JERUSALEM (AP) — 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 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.