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Following the death of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:
I’m shocked by the death of Palestinian Minister Ziad Abu Ein, following clashes between the IDF and Palestinians at a protest and tree planting ceremony for Human Rights Day in the West Bank. We expect a swift and transparent investigation.
My thoughts are with his family and friends, the Palestinian leadership and people at this difficult time.
Every Palestinian and Israeli has a right to live in peace and security. We urge leaders on all sides to redouble efforts to reduce tensions and promote calm.