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Foreign Secretary shocked by death of Palestinian Minister

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Foreign Secretary shocked by the death of Palestinian Minister and calls for swift and transparent investigation.

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.

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