'US security guards draw weapons after diplomatic convoy attacked by settlers in West Bank'

Witnesses say incident occurred near the southern Samaria outpost of Adi Ad.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 2, 2015 15:49

A convoy of vehicles belonging to the American consulate in Jerusalem was attacked by stone-throwing far-right settlers near the West Bank outpost of Adi Ad, Palestinians reported on Friday. The incident nearly prompted US security personnel, who were armed with M-16 automatic rifles, to confront the assailants.

The convoy was driving through southern Samaria when it came under a hail of stones.

Israeli and Palestinian sources said on Friday that American security personnel nearly clashed with the settlers.


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