Palestinian Ambassador to Nicaragua Muhammad Amro (screenshot) screenshot
Palestinian Ambassador to Nicaragua Muhammad Amro

A top Palestinian diplomat was expelled from Nicaragua for violently beating a worker at the embassy, according to South American news outlets.

By United with Israel Staff

Nicaragua recently expelled Palestinian ambassador Muhammad Amro, who returned to Ramallah after being deported, reported PanaTimes, a South American news site.

Nicaragua declared Amro persona non grata after the the Palestinian Authority refused to take any action in response to his assault on a female employee inside the embassy in April.

Amro “chased her and forcibly dragged her outside the embassy,” reported PanaTimes.

The police guard patrolling the embassy’s exterior witnessed the abuse and filed a complaint with the local authorities.

She reported seeing the worker being dragged by Amro. The victim cried and screamed, according to the policewoman’s statement.

Meanwhile, the pan-Arab London-based media outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported, “[T]he ambassador entered into a heated discussion with the employee and pushed and beat her, and when she ran away to her office room and closed it, he … opened the door forcefully, beating her and dragging her towards the embassy door to the street and ordered her not to come again to the embassy.”

Nicaragua’s Foreign Ministry contacted the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian’s Foreign Ministry multiple times after the attack, but received no response. The ministry responded by declaring the ambassador persona non grata, explained the PanaTimes coverage.

That report added that the Palestinian Authority is trying to “to whitewash the incident” and is attempting “to bring the violent ambassador back to Nicaragua without damaging relations between the Palestinian Authority and Nicaragua which is considered a friend of the Palestinians.”