Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was delayed this morning after an IDF officer spotted his convoy skirting white lanes and forcing other cars to deviate to the side of the road on Highway 60 near Ramallah.
The IDF officer, together with another soldier with him, started to chase after the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister’s car, which was accompanied by two other cars and signaled them to stop. But the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister’s convoy didn’t follow the instructions and only after the IDF officer insisted did the convoy pull over. Then, the IDF officer was attacked, prompting him to call the police.
This was not the end of the story. One of the Israeli policewomen who arrived at the scene was attacked by Palestinian security personnel, while the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister sat in his car and instructed his security forces to behave however they felt like. At one point, Hamdallah announced that he would not continue until the Israelis apologized to him.
The Judea and Samaria District Police decided not to exacerbate the incident and since it was all documented, they kept the details of the Palestinian security guards involved in the incident and left without apologizing. The Palestinian Authority Prime Minister and his convoy continued on their way.
The police are continuing to investigate the incident. They stressed that according to the procedures decided upon, the passage of the Palestinian Authority Prime Ministers or Presidents convoy on Israeli roads needs to be coordinated in advance. However, in this case, there was no coordination