Ziad Abu Ein (left) was apparently grabbed by the throat by an Israeli border police officer
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Palestinian minister dies following West Bank protest

A Palestinian minister has died after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the West Bank.

Palestinian medics told the BBC Ziad Abu Ein had died from complications related to tear gas exposure.

But several witnesses said the minister had been hit and shoved by soldiers. One said he had been hit in the chest by a tear-gas canister fired by them.

Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon expressed regret for the minister's death in a statement.

Middle East Correspondent, Kevin Connolly reports.

  • 10 Dec 2014
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