Pro Palestinian protesters attack ambassador to Ireland

Sunday, October 08, 2006 |  by Staff Writer  

Dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters tried to violently attack Israel’s ambassador to Ireland during a visit to a university and attempted to block his way outside of the campus. Local police managed to intervene and let him leave unharmed.

The incident happened last week as Israeli Ambassador to Ireland Dr. Zion Evrony was giving a speech in front of 250 students and professors from the faculty of law at a university in the city of Galway in Ireland.

During the speech, about 20 students attempted to disrupt the speech, and entered the lecture hall with Palestinian flags, shouting anti-Israeli slogans, and giving out pamphlets. After the short demonstration, the protesters left the hall and allowed the ambassador to continue. He then answered dozens of questions for more than an hour and a half.

At the end of the speech, the ambassador was escorted to his car surrounded by police officers, but as he left the campus grounds, dozens of protesters attacked his vehicle and began hitting it with their fists. Some protesters even tried to jump on the hood of the car.

The police force, which saw what was happening, quickly came to the scene and rescued the ambassador from the mob allowing him to drive away.

There have been no reports of any arrests in the incident.

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