Thursday, April 17, 2008

German delegation: We were threatened by Hebron settlers, IDF did nothing

"German lawmakers touring the West Bank city of Hebron said Thursday they were threatened by Jewish settlers and broke off the visit after Israel Defense Forces troops refused to step in.

The IDF declined comment. In Berlin, the Israeli embassy apologized for the incident.

Seven members of the German parliament's law committee toured Hebron, the West Bank's largest city, on Wednesday. Israeli forces control the center of the Palestinian city to protect several hundred Jewish settlers there.

At the start of the visit, the legislators were cursed, insulted and threatened by a small group of settlers, the visitors said in a statement......"

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