|Marion Castaing hitting Israeli soldier|
(Scroll down for video) A French diplomat was kicked out from Israel after she allegedly hit an Israeli soldier, according to a statement released by the Israeli officials.
Israel and France have avoided a diplomatic crisis after agreeing that the diplomat, who hit an Israeli soldier when she was dragged from a vehicle while delivering aid to the Palestinians, returns to Paris.
The incident in the West Bank last week had the potential to escalate, with Israel considering expelling her and private support groups urging Paris and other European countries to protest the treatment of their diplomats.
"We had a conversation with France and we are treating the altercation as an isolated incident that does not affect our relationship," an Israeli official said.
Both sides agreed that the diplomat, Marion Castaing, return to Paris.
Castaing was one of a group of European ambassadors confronted by Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian village of Khirbet al-Makhul. Israeli soldiers prevented them from delivering aid to 120 Palestinians.
"They took me out of the truck and threw me to the ground without caring about my diplomatic immunity," Castaing said.
After collecting herself from the ground, she hit an Israeli soldier in the mouth. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel described it as "a strong violation of the law."
Security personnel of the French consulate moved Castaing from her home in Jerusalem on Wednesday, after she received threatening phone calls. She also had her address and pictures published online, a French official said.