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Palestinian leader killed for trying to plant olive trees

A Palestinian minister has been killed after suffering a beating at the hands of Israeli forces during a protest in the West Bank, in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Witnesses said Ziad Abu Ein,the leader of the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission, had choked on tear gas and was beaten in the chest by Israeli soldiers, before being taken to a hospital where he died.

The minister was leading a group of Palestinians to the West Bank village of Turmus Aya to plant olive tree saplings on land close to an Israeli settlement, when they were accosted by the army.

The Palestinian Authority have declared three days of mourning.

Dr. Saeb Erakat, PLO Executive Committee Member and Chief Palestinian Negotiator, condemned the killing of Minister Ziad Abu Ein by Israeli Occupation Forces.

“PLO Executive Committee Member and Chief Palestinian Negotiator Dr. Saeb Erakat condemned in the strongest terms the killing of Minister Ziad Abu Ein by Israeli Occupation Forces. “The killing of the Minister Abu Ein, is another example of Israel’s vicious and arrogant actions committed against the Palestinians.”

The Israeli Defence Force says it is still reviewing the incident.

 

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  1. Sam says

    Yes, I believe that Woolworths are right – the ANC should declare war on the monster called apartheid wherever this monster raises its ugly head. Go on ANC, show that u r not enslaved to the Zionist Nazis and throw out, no imprison all illegal occupiers of Palestine who are in our country and all supporters of this devilish lot.

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