Palestinian protesters hurl eggs and shoes at John Baird's convoy
 

Palestinian protesters hurl eggs and shoes at John Baird’s convoy

Foreign minister is in the region for five days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.


 

RAMALLAH, West Bank  — Dozens of Palestinian protesters have hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of the visiting Canadian foreign minister.

John Baird was in Ramallah on Sunday to meet Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki.

Protesters also held signs reading: “Baird you are not welcome in Palestine.” Activists from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party earlier called for a boycott of Baird because of Canada’s perceived pro-Israel stance.

Baird is in the region for five days of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials.

In a statement, Baird described his meeting with Malki as “cordial and constructive” and included “candid and frank exchanges on areas where we differ in opinion.”

Canada is opposed to the recent Palestinian bid to pursue war crime charges against Israel.

Baird’s statement says he asked Malki to “strongly reconsider the consequences of moving forward with any action that may be counterproductive to a negotiated solution with the State of Israel.”

It was also his first meeting with the Palestinian Authority since the United Nations Security Council blocked a Palestinian motion to set a three-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state on lands occupied by Israel.

Baird has spoken out against the move, as he has with similar Palestinian statehood initiatives at the U.N.

He now heads back to Israel to continue his consultations.

With files from The Canadian Press


 
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Palestinian protesters hurl eggs and shoes at John Baird’s convoy

  1. Hey….if the Palestinians can afford to throw food……then why do we send them aid.

    • Why do we send Israel aid?

      • Because they are surrounded by maniacs and barbarians….and unlike the arabs living there, the Israeli’s don’t attack those who provide assistance.

        I know you aren’t fond of our Hebrew brothers and sisters, emily, but if you are going to help someone….who would it be?

        the guy who wants to stab you in the neck after you give him money for rent and food…..or the guy who shares your values and would come to your aid if you were in danger?

        Scratch that….I’ve seen your “values”……………….