Palestinian Authority PM’s Convoy Stopped for Reckless Driving

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -

Israeli police say they briefly pulled over the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister’s convoy for reckless driving, sparking a diplomatic spat.

While police say they quickly allowed the convoy to pass, the Palestinians say the incident was a violation of their rights.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Rami Hamdallah’s car and another vehicle were stopped Tuesday for speeding and “overtaking every vehicle in a dangerous way.”

Rosenfeld says after identifying Hamdallah, police immediately allowed the cars to continue on. However, the two drivers face police questioning.

Ehab Bseiso, a spokesman for Hamdallah, says the incident “shines a light on the many violations committed against Palestinians every day.”