The French foreign minister has been mobbed by Palestinian protesters
A crowd of Palestinian protesters attacked the car of French Foreign Minister, Michele Alliot-Marie, with shoes and eggs as she toured through the Gaza Strip.
Dozens of protesters, relatives of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, were waiting for French foreign minister Alliot-Marie as she crossed from Israel into Gaza through the Erez Crossing, jumping on her vehicle.
Palestinians were protesting because they mistakenly believed she had called the capture of an Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit a “war crime”.
The remark had actually been made by the soldier’s father, Noam Schalit, when he met Michele Alliot-Marie a day earlier.
Schalit, an Israeli-French dual national, was captured in a 2006 cross-border raid by militants with ties to Hamas. France has repeatedly called for his release.