American Diplomats Violently Chased Out of Bethlehem

Sunday, February 04, 2018 |  Israel Today Staff

Palestinian outrage over US President Donald Trump's support for Israel's claims to the city of Jerusalem has finally turned to violence against Americans.

The US Consulate in Jerusalem last week attempted to host a digital marketing workshop in Bethlehem. But, before the event could begin, a small mob of Palestinian men busted in screaming and holding signs reading "America = ISIS = Terror."

The Americans were physically shoved out of the building and told "you are not welcome."

The Palestinians were then seen hurling tomatoes at and kicking the cars of the diplomats as they attempted to flee back to Jerusalem.

The US State Department issued a statement shortly after:

"Though no one was hurt, the objective was clearly intimidation. The United States absolutely opposes the use of violence and intimidation to express political views."


PHOTO: Last week Palestinians in Bethlehem hung and burned President Trump and Vice President Pence in effigy. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

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