Palestinian Authority Minister Dies Protesting Settlements
The death of a Palestinian Authority minister at a protest has sparked outrage from PA officials, but will it trigger more violence?By Sebastian Martinez | December 10, 2014
A confrontation with Israeli security forces at a protest in the West Bank has left a prominent Palestinian Authority minister dead.
Witnesses say soldiers with the Israel Defense Forces hit Minister Ziad Abu Ein during the protest, and he inhaled large amounts of tear gas before dying in the ambulance on the way to a hospital in the city of Ramallah. (Video via RT)
Abu Ein had been in charge of the PA's commission on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which most in the international community consider illegal. Haaretz reports that, before he died, he was protesting an Israeli outpost in the West Bank.