At an improvised checkpoint, Israeli soldiers and Palestinians on their way to protest near an Israeli settlement got into a fight that ended up killing a Palestinian minister. According to reports, Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio, was hit in the neck while fighting with two of the soldiers. Witnesses said the group of Israeli soldiers fired tear gas at the protesters. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the death was “a barbaric act which we cannot be silent about or accept.” The IDF says it is looking into the incident.
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