Palestinian students protest British envoy in West Bank

British Consul-General Sir Vincent Fean was condemned by students at Bir Zeit University who chanted and held banners protesting what they said was Britain's support for the occupation of Israel and its policies.

Palestinian students protest British envoy in West Bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

Dozens of Palestinian students at a university in occupied West Bank protested British diplomat on Tuesday, preventing him from speaking on campus.

British Consul-General Sir Vincent Fean was condemned by students at Bir Zeit University who chanted and held banners protesting what they said was Britain's support for the occupation of Israel and its policies.

Campus security guards shielded Fean from several dozen protesters as the diplomat, made his way to his car before being driven off unharmed.

Some of the students banged and kicked the vehicle, which had been covered in demonstrators' placards.

Fean had been scheduled to meet students at the university and discuss Britain's Middle East policies.

Sir Vincent had hoped to underline Britain's "deep commitment to the creation of a Palestinian state", and the urgency of progress on the peace process in 2013, said a spokesman for the British Consulate-General in East Jerusalem.

Last Mod: 05 Mart 2013, 17:39
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