Ziad Abu Ein collapses at West Bank protest

Palestinians riot, clash with IDF in Hebron

Large group of Palestinians threw stones at IDF outpost in West Bank as PA minister Abu Ein laid to rest.

Scores of Palestinians were throwing stones and hurling burning tires at an IDF outpost at the Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron. Security forces are responding with riot control methods. There were conflicting reports regarding the number of protestors, with some estimates as high as 150.



Meanwhile, over 50 Palestinians rioted in Turmus Iya in the West Bank, where Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein died of heart failure Wednesday after an altercation with IDF and police forces.


Meanwhile, hundreds attended Abu Ein's funeral in Ramallah. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid a reef on his coffin.


Riots in Hebron (Archive photo: EPA)
Riots in Hebron (Archive photo: EPA)


Thursday's clashes come a day after Palestinian Cabinet member Ziad Abu Ein died following a scuffle with Israeli troops during a protest elsewhere in the West Bank.


There were no immediate reports of injuries or arrests in the Hebron clashes.


Abu Ein's death has stirred Palestinian anger at a time of badly strained relations with Israel.


A number of days ago an IDF soldier was lightly wounded after unknown perpetrators threw stones at him in Nazareth, in northern Israel. He suffered wounds to his head and was evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment.


Last week a masked Palestinian carrying a knife was neutralized after approaching Border Guard forces at the Qalandiya Checkpoint north of Jerusalem.


The incident came after a terrorist entered a supermarket in a settlement on the outskirts of Jerusalem last Wednesday afternoon and stabbed two middle-age Israelis.


An off-duty security guard, who witnessed the attack, fired at the terrorist and arrested him. The news came as Israel's government disbanded and was heading towards a March election.


The Associated Press contributed to this report




פרסום ראשון: 12.11.14, 10:08
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