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Israeli police detain Palestinian Prime Minister for speeding

By Mason White 3:58 PM January 14, 2014
Rami Hamdallah 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) The Palestinian Prime Minister found himself in a hole on Tuesday, after being detained for speeding, according to police reports in Israel.

Rami Hamdallah was detained while traveling in the West Bank along a road between Nablus and Ramallah. The prime minister’s car was stopped because the driver had exceeded the speed limit.

Hamdallah protested and requested a formal apology from Israel.

The prime minister later said that he had the impression that Israeli officials, who were with a group of settlers, were waiting for his car and had carried out a planned ambush.

He said the Israelis demanded that his bodyguards exit the car, but they refused.

A few weeks ago, former Prime Minister Ahmed Qrei was detained by Israeli police for allegedly exceeding the speed limit.