EU High Representative Calls for an Immediate, Independant investigation into Death of PA Minister

JERUSALEM, December 10, 2014 (WAFA) –   The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, in a statement Wednesday, called for an immediate, independent investigation into Minister Abu Ein’s death.

Head of the Palestinian Authority’s Committee against the Wall and Settlement and member of Fatah Revolutionary Council Ziad Abu Ein was killed after being assaulted by Israeli soldiers during a peaceful demonstration marking the United Nation’s International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People’ near Ramallah.

Mogherini said that, “reports of excessive use of force by Israeli Security Forces are extremely worrying,” stressing that “this is a dramatic reminder for the entire international community of the extremely serious situation on the ground.”

“I expect all sides to exercise maximum restraint at this time and to avoid all actions that would further raise tensions,” She said.

She conveyed her condolences to the family of Minister Ziad Abu Ein, to the Palestinian Authority and to the Palestinian people following Minister Abu Ein’s death today in the Palestinian village of Turmusaya,”