Quantcast

Jewish Journal

JewishJournal.com

October 5, 2011

Palestinian protesters throw shoe at American diplomats

http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/palestinian_protesters_throw_shoe_at_american_diplomats_20111005

Palestinians hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against a freeze by U.S Congress on aid for the Palestinian Authority, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Oct. 4. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinians hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against a freeze by U.S Congress on aid for the Palestinian Authority, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Oct. 4. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinian protesters confronted a group of U.S. diplomats visiting the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The diplomats, including Jerusalem consulate employees, were in a convoy of vehicles heading to a reception reaffirming cultural and educational ties with the Palestinian Authority, according to reports.

The demonstration, which reportedly was organized through Facebook, included the hurling of a shoe at the diplomats, which is considered a major insult in the Arab world.

The demonstrators protested against U.S. opposition to the Palestinians’ United Nations statehood bid and the U.S. Congress freezing aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Some Palestinians invited to the event stayed away because they were afraid of the protesters, The Associated Press reported.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2014 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2234 / 46