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Ireland: Pro-Palestinian protesters attack Israeli ambassador

Dozens of enraged demonstrators attack Zion Evrony's car after university lecture. Ambassador: I intend to continue to speak everywhere

Dozens of enraged pro-Palestinian protestors attacked Israel's ambassador to Ireland this weekend as he was leaving a university in the city of Galway.


Dr. Zion Evrony, speaking at an open lecture organized by the law school, was first greeted with dozens of shouting protestors waving Palestinian flags. During the speech 20 students attempted to "blow up" the lecture by using an agreed signal and suddenly shouting and waving signs and flags. The protestors were asked to leave the hall.


After the speech and Q&A portion of the 90 minute lecture were over the ambassador exited the hall surrounded by police officers. However as he was leaving the campus grounds several dozen angry protestors attacked his vehicle, pounding their fists against the car and climbing onto the car. No one was arrested.


During the visit to Galway, the third largest city in Ireland, the ambassador met with the mayor and president of the university and was also interviewed at a local radio station. 


On Saturday night, Dr. Evrony spoke with Yedioth Ahronoth, saying that "despite the incident I intend to continue to speak everywhere. It is important that Israel's voice be head and its position clarified."


פרסום ראשון: 10.08.06, 10:51
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