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PA official leaves BDS talk after heckler insults Abbas

June 8, 2013 10:05 P.M. (Updated: June 10, 2013 12:36 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority minister of national economy withdrew from a BDS conference in Bethlehem on Saturday after a heckler in the crowd criticized President Abbas and the PLO.

Jawad Naji was speaking at the "Fourth National Conference for the boycott of Israeli goods," held at Bethlehem University, when a member of the audience, Nizar Banat, shouted insults at the president and the PLO.

Naji stormed out of the hall following the comments, and Banat was quickly set upon by seven audience members, including security personnel working for Naji.

Banat told Ma'an that he received bruising to his head and legs following the incident, and went to hospital for treatment.
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