Netanyahu meeting with Togo’s president said canceled after bodyguards scuffle

Israeli diplomatic reporters say a physical altercation between the bodyguards of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and those of Togo President Faure Gnassingbé led to a cancellation of the meeting between the two leaders at the ECOWAS summit in Monrovia, Liberia.

The altercation includes “shoving” and “punches,” Channel 10 reporter Moav Vardi says on Twitter.

According to Vardi, Gnassingbé arrived at the meeting with his bodyguards, but these were stopped at the door to the meeting room by Netanyahu’s security detail, where the Israelis reportedly demanded that the Togo security personnel identify themselves.

When he sees his bodyguards prevented from entering, Gnassingbé reportedly walks out, canceling the meeting.

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