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Palestinians attacked German tourists thinking they were IDF soldiers, says PA
Palestinians who attacked German tourists in Nablus yesterday had feared they were Israeli forces, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority security services says.
The two tourists drove yesterday through central Nablus when they came under attack.
“A group of young men… hurled stones at a civilian car with Israeli license plates,” a local Palestinian security official says on condition of anonymity.
Talal Dweikat, spokesman for the Palestinian security forces, tells AFP that “we clearly have zero hostility towards a country whose citizens visit our cities.”
According to Dweikat, those involved were “wary” of a “foreign” car, fearing it may have been used by undercover Israeli forces.