A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources told AFP.
Ziad Abu Ein, who was in charge of dealing with the issue of Israeli settlements within the Palestinian Authority, “was martyred after being beaten in the chest,” said Ahmed Bitawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital.
A Palestinian security source told AFP that Israeli forces beat Abu Ein with the butts of their rifles and their helmets during a protest march in the village of Turmus Ayya near Ramallah.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas condemned the “barbaric” killing of the official and vowed measures in response.
Abbas condemned “the brutal assault that led to the martyrdom” of Abu Ein, calling it “a barbaric act that cannot be tolerated or accepted,” official Palestinian news agency WAFA said.
“We will take the necessary measures after the results of the investigation into the incident,” Abbas said.
Abu Ein died after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in a West Bank village, Palestinian medical and security sources said.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)