Middle East Peace Process

Statement by High Representative Federica Mogherini on the death of Palestinian Minister Abu Ein

Bruxelles, 10/12/2014 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 141210_03
Statements by the HR/VP

I would like to express my 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. 

Reports of excessive use of force by Israeli Security Forces are extremely worrying: I call for an immediate, independent investigation into Minister Abu Ein's death. This is a dramatic reminder for the entire international community of the deteriorating 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.

Catherine Ray +32 498 96 99 21 - +32 2 296 99 21 -  Catherine.Ray@ec.europa.eu -  @CatherineEUspox

Maja Kocijancic +32 498 984 425 - +32 2 298 65 70 - Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu -  @MajaEUspox

Nabila Massrali +32 460 75 41 75 -  Nabila.Massrali@ec.europa.eu

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