10 Dec. 2014
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
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)