Palestinian minister dies at West Bank protest
A Palestinian official has died after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the West Bank, reports say.
A Reuters news agency photographer said Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio, was hit and shoved by soldiers near the village of Turmusaya.
But Palestinian medics told the BBC that he died as a result of suffocation from tear gas that was fired.
Mr Abu Ein was rushed away from the scene in an ambulance, but died before reaching a hospital in nearby Ramallah.
Kevin Connolly reports.
10 Dec 2014
- From the section Middle East