Palestinian Minister Killed in “Very Peaceful Protest”

Palestinian Minister Killed in “Very Peaceful Protest” [Video Included]


Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein, from the Fatah party, died on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank shortly after being hit and shoved by an Israeli soldier during a protest described by the reporters of Skynews as “a very peaceful protest which saw the participation of various Israelis and even Ambassadors of foreign countries.”

The Palestinian Authority’s Settlement Minister Ziad Abu Ein was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah, Reuters reported.

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was caught angry and raging following the death of a Minister of his government. He said that “what happened today is an intolerable crime in every sense of the word.”

Israeli activist Reut Mor, Spokesperson of the Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din, who participated also in the protest told the New York Times that the protest “was meant to consist of a “quiet march and [not] a news conference.”

“The security forces began firing tear gas and stun grenades,” she further noted.

“The activists at the front of the march, including Mr. Abu Ein, walked up to the line of soldiers to confront them, and there was shouting and scuffling,” she told the New York Times.

 The Moroccan Times.