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Fatah in Lebanon calls Abu Ein’s death “murder” and a “premeditated Nazi operation”

     “The Fatah branch in Lebanon sent its condolences to President Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO leadership, Fatah, the Martyr’s (Shahid’s) family and to all leaders and members of Fatah and to the masses of our people… The movement’s [branch] described the murder of leadership member Abu Ein as a ‘premeditated Nazi operation,’ explaining that their [Israel’s] aim was to get rid of this Fatah leader, who had been active on the ground and had spent his entire life [involved] in the struggle, whether in detention centers and prison cells, in the service of the prisoners and their families, or challenging the settlers and the occupation.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Note: Ziad Abu Ein - Fatah Revolutionary Council member and head of the PA Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall. Abu Ein died on Dec. 10, 2014 at ‎a demonstration in the West Bank that ‎turned violent. Immediately following his ‎death, PA and Fatah leaders claimed that ‎Abu Ein was murdered. Footage from the ‎event shows Abu Ein in an altercation with ‎an Israeli soldier who grabbed Abu Ein by ‎the neck, and later shows Abu Ein on the ground clutching his chest in pain. The ‎autopsy, which was overseen by Israeli and ‎Palestinian pathologists, revealed that the ‎cause of death was a heart attack, but ‎disagreement remains over the extent to which the altercation with Israeli forces may have caused ‎the heart attack. Palestinians have ‎continued to describe Abu Ein's death as a ‎‎"murder" and "assassination" by Israel.‎
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