Israeli Police Pull Over Palestinian PM's Car in West Bank

Rami Hamdallah was traveling to Ramallah; police said the convoy was speeding, according to Ma'an.


Israel Police on Sunday stopped the convoy of the Palestinian prime minister in the West Bank, Ma'an news agency reported.

The convoy of Rami Hamdallah was traveling between Tulkarem and Ramallah, when it was stopped for about half an hour by police, according to the report.

Police said the convoy was held up because it was speeding near the settlement of Eli, but an official from Hamdallah's office denied that to Ma'an.

This is not the first time Hamdallah was pulled over by Israeli police: In January, his car and another were stopped for speeding and "overtaking other vehicles in a dangerous way," a police spokesman said at the time.

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