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Deadly Altercation in the West Bank - 11 Dec 2014
A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an Israeli border policeman shoved and grabbed him by the throat during a protest in the West Bank, an incident Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described as barbaric.

Ziad Abu Ein, 55, a minister without portfolio, was among scores of Palestinian and foreign activists who were confronted at an Israeli checkpoint while heading to a demonstration against Jewish settlements in the occupied territory.

Around 30 Israeli soldiers and border policemen fired tear gas and sound grenades at the group and a scuffle ensued in which a border policeman pushed Abu Ein and grabbed his neck firmly with one hand. Footage of the incident and pictures taken by Reuters do not show Abu Ein responding with any violence.

Minutes later the minister began to look faint and fell to the ground clasping his chest. He died on his way to hospital.
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (L) scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city of...
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (L) scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. Abu Ein died shortly after being hit by Israeli soldiers during a protest on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters photographer who witnessed the incident and a Palestinian medic said. Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio who was in his early 50s, was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The Israeli army was looking into the incident, a spokeswoman said, She did not immediately provide further information. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY PROFILE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (L) argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank city...
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (L) argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. The Palestinian minister died shortly after being hit by Israeli soldiers during a protest on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters photographer who witnessed the incident and a Palestinian medic said. Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio who was in his early 50s, was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The Israeli army was looking into the incident, a spokeswoman said, She did not immediately provide further information. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
MIDEAST-ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (L) argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian minister Abu Ein argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank city of...
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (L) argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. The Palestinian minister 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. Ziad 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/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (C) argues with Israeli border policemen during a protest near the...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein argues with Israeli border policemen during a protest near the West...
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (C) argues with Israeli border policemen during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. The Palestinian minister died shortly after being hit by Israeli soldiers during a protest on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters photographer who witnessed the incident and a Palestinian medic said. Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio who was in his early 50s, was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The Israeli army was looking into the incident, a spokeswoman said, She did not immediately provide further information. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (C) scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city of...
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (C) scuffles with an Israeli border policeman near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. Abu Ein died shortly after being hit by Israeli soldiers during a protest on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters photographer who witnessed the incident and a Palestinian medic said. Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio who was in his early 50s, was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The Israeli army was looking into the incident, a spokeswoman said, She did not immediately provide further information. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein lies on the ground minutes after being grabbed at the neck by an Israeli...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein lies on the ground minutes after being grabbed at the neck by an Israeli...
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein lies on the ground minutes after being grabbed at the neck by an Israeli policeman during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. The Palestinian minister 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/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein lies on the ground minutes after being grabbed at the neck by an Israeli...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein lies on the ground minutes after being grabbed at the neck by an Israeli...
Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein lies on the ground minutes after being grabbed at the neck by an Israeli policeman during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. The Palestinian minister 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/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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December 10, 2014
Israeli soldiers scuffle with Palestinians during a protest against Jewish settlements near the West...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Israeli soldiers scuffle with Palestinians during a protest against Jewish settlements near the West...
Israeli soldiers scuffle with Palestinians during a protest against Jewish settlements near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. A Palestinian minister died shortly after being hit by Israeli soldiers during a protest on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters photographer who witnessed the incident and a Palestinian medic said. Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio who was in his early 50s, was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The Israeli army was looking into the incident, a spokeswoman said, She did not immediately provide further information. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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December 10, 2014
A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Jewish settlements near...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian protester argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Jewish settlements near the...
A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Jewish settlements near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. A Palestinian minister 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. Ziad 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/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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December 10, 2014
Palestinian protesters argue with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Jewish settlements near...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian protesters argue with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Jewish settlements near...
Palestinian protesters argue with Israeli soldiers during a protest against Jewish settlements near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. A Palestinian minister died shortly after being hit by Israeli soldiers during a protest on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters photographer who witnessed the incident and a Palestinian medic said. Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio who was in his early 50s, was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. The Israeli army was looking into the incident, a spokeswoman said, She did not immediately provide further information.
REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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December 10, 2014
Israeli soldiers are pictured through a Palestinian flag as they stand guard during a protest by Palestinians...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Israeli soldiers are pictured through a Palestinian flag as they stand guard during a protest by Palestinians...
Israeli soldiers are pictured through a Palestinian flag as they stand guard during a protest by Palestinians against Jewish settlements near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. A Palestinian minister 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. Ziad 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/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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