Wild Photos Show Israeli Defense Forces Manhandling Diplomats In The West Bank

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 As Israeli soldiers approached the truck, French diplomat Marion Castaing climbed atop the supplies in order to prevent their confiscation, Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss reports.

Diplomats were attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to a razed village in the West Bank Friday when IDF soldiers descended on them.

The photos say it all.

"They dragged me out of the truck and forced me to the ground with no regard for my diplomatic immunity," French diplomat Marion Castaing told Reuters.

"This is how international law is being respected here," she said, covered with dust.

The Israeli Defense Force claims that their anti-riot tactics were in response to a hail of stones thrown at them as they approached the supply trucks, according to the Jerusalem Post.

"Foreign diplomats abused their diplomatic privileges are currently being reviewed, and if required, complaints will be filed with the relevant authorities," said an IDF spokesman.

 Israel's High Court had ruled that the Palestinians lacked the proper building permits, according to Haaretz.

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French diplomat Marion Castaing lays on the ground after Israeli soldiers carried her out of her truck.

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Castaing recovering from the alleged manhandling.

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Soldiers dragging a man out of the same truck in which Castaing protested.

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Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian during scuffles

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Israeli soldiers scuffling with protesters.



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