Caabu Press Release: Caabu calls for a full independent inquiry into killing of Palestinian Minister
10 December 2014
Caabu is appalled by the killing of Palestinian minister, Ziad Abu Ein. He died as a result of tear gas inhalation at a protest inside the occupied West Bank following confrontations with Israeli soldiers. The minister was photographed being assaulted by Israeli soldiers and was apparently hit and shoved about. The protest was aiming to plant olive trees on land that was due to be confiscated for the illegal settlement of Shilo in the heart of the West Bank.
Caabu Director Chris Doyle stated: “The killing of a Palestinian minister requires a serious credible independent investigation. There has to be accountability into killings of civilians something that until now has not been the case. It must be remembered as well that there would not have been a protest if there were no illegal settlements in the first place. The very presence of the occupation and its associated illegal policies is at the root of this crisis. The international community has to take decisive action to end this culture of impunity that Israel enjoys.”
Notes to editors:
1) For more information or interviews, contact Chris Doyle, on + 44207 832 1321 or +447968 040281.