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Palestinians hurl eggs at Canadian foreign minister's convoy

4 years 9 months 2 days ago Sunday, January 18 2015 Jan 18, 2015 January 18, 2015 10:25 AM January 18, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

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