Right-wing activists attack Beilin and Mitzna in Mitzpeh Ramon
Dozens of unruly yeshiva students in the southern town of Mitzpeh Ramon prevented an event in which Yahad chairman Yossi Beilin and Labor's Amram Mitzna were to promote the Geneva Accord from taking place on Sunday. Police arrested at least two demonstrators.
Former justice minister Beilin and the former Labor leader Mitzna were attacked by some 60 demonstrators on their way to the hall in which the event was to take place. The protesters bashed on their cars' windshields and tried to hit Beilin. Security guards and a few policemen in the area managed to drive them away.
Later on the demonstrators broke into the hall and prevented its doors from opening. Beilin and Mitzna stayed in a closed room outside the hall, fearing for their safety. After the cancellation of the event was announced they left the building.
Mitzpeh Ramon mayor Sami Shushan on Sunday called Beilin to apologize for the incident. He invited Beilin and the Geneva Accord headquarters to hold a seminar at a later date.