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People hold posters of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein at a hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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People hold posters of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein at a hospital in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. Abu Ein died on Wednesday shortly after an altercation with Israeli border police in the West Bank during which one of the policeman grabbed him by the neck. Abu Ein, 55, a minister without portfolio, was taking part in a protest against Israeli settlements when he was involved in clashes with around 30 Israeli troops and border police, a Reuters witness said. It was not clear what caused his death. The Israeli army said it was looking into the incident. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Arabic language spokesman said the circumstances leading to the death of the minister were being investigated. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)