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French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot Photo: Gil Yohanan
French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot Photo: Gil Yohanan

French ambassador to Israel mugged near Nabi Musa

Christophe Bigot threatened by two hooded muggers, left stranded in desert without phone, wallet. 'Thieves thought I was regular tourist,' he said

Itamar Eichner
Published: 04.23.12, 17:41 / Israel News

French Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot was mugged by two unknown hooded people while hiking near Nabi Musa in the Judean desert, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Monday. 


The theives threatened Bigot and demanded his wallet and cellphone. 

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The ambassador obeyed the robbers' orders and was left stranded in the desert with no means of communication.


Following the incident, Bigot filed a complaint at a Tel Aviv Police station on Sunday.  


"The damage wasn't too severe. I'm already over the incident," said Bigot on Sunday. "I shouldn't have taken a walk in that area by myself," he added.


"They didn't have a weapon and they didn't hurt me in any way. They didn't even know I was the French ambassador. They just thought I was a regular tourist. Next time, I won't hike in that area by myself," said Bigot.




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