Palestinian premier unharmed in car accident with Israelis
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was uninjured Saturday when the lead security vehicle in his motorcade collided head-on with a car driven by Israeli settlers on a West Bank road east of Bethlehem, witnesses and Palestinian medics said, dpa reported.
An Israeli car carrying three people ran into Hamdallah's motorcade while he was returning from a visit to Hebron, witnesses said.
Medics from the Palestinian Red Cross and the Israeli ambulance service said the three Israelis and three Palestinian security officials received light to medium injuries.
The collision was described as an accident, and an attempt on Hamdallah's life was ruled out.
The injured were transferred to Palestinian and Israeli hospitals.
Ehab Bseiso, the prime minister's spokesman, said that at the scene, Hamdallah surveyed the injured and inspected the damaged cars before proceeding to Ramallah.