A vehicle carrying former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei was pulled over near Maaleh Adumim on Saturday after it was recorded speeding at 145 kilometers (90 miles) per hour.
Qurei and his driver refused to give police information for more than two hours, during which time a crowd gathered at the scene. The situation was resolved only after Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Eitan Dangot intervened.
An associate of Qurei told Israel Hayom that Qurei "did not notice that his driver was going too fast. Since [Qurei] is a senior Palestinian leader whose life is in constant danger, his driver always goes faster than the speed limit."
Qurei's driver received a summons to a police traffic division hearing on Sunday.
Police officials said they viewed the incident seriously, noting that this is not the first time that Qurei and his driver have acted in such a manner.
"In the past, [Qurei] enjoyed diplomatic immunity," a police official said. "This is a provocation."