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Senior Palestinian official dies after scuffle with Israeli soldiers
Senior Palestinian official dies after scuffle with Israeli soldiers

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned a clash Wednesday between Israeli troops and protesters that preceded the death of a senior Palestinian official, calling it a “barbaric act.” The official, Ziad Abu Ein, was among Palestinians planting olive trees in protest of Israeli settlement near the village of Turmus Ayya, north of Ramallah, when a scuffle broke out between participants and Israeli soldiers trying to halt their path. The soldiers fired stun grenades and tear gas, witnesses said. Abu Ein, who headed authority efforts against Israeli settlements and the Israeli separation barrier, collapsed at the site and died shortly afterward at a medical...

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