Settlers harass UK diplomats in Hebron

Police intervene after settler kicks door of armored car during 'Breaking the Silence' tour, says British Consulate.

hebron settler 224.88 (photo credit: AP [file])
hebron settler 224.88
(photo credit: AP [file])
The British Consulate says a delegation of British diplomats was harassed by settlers while visiting Hebron on Thursday, Reuters reported. The diplomats were in an armored car at the time, and no one was injured in the incident. Reuters also quoted a Palestinian security official from Hebron as saying he saw one of the settlers kicking the car door after trying to open it. The report added that the British consulate had said police had broken up the scuffle, and were investigating the incident. There was no immediate comment from the authorities. The British diplomats were in Hebron with an organization called "Breaking the Silence," which was formed by discharged soldiers who served in the Hebron area. The group is highly critical of government policy towards the Palestinian residents of the city and the treatment of Palestinians by Jewish settlers who live there. Dan Izenberg contributed to this report