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Abbas: We hope that Allah will grant all of us Martyrdom-death

     “President Mahmoud Abbas offered his condolences yesterday [Dec. 12, 2014] over the Martyrdom (Istishhad) of Minister Ziyad Abu Ein, Head of the [PA] Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall during a visit to the Martyr’s (Shahid’s) home in Ramallah…The President added: ‘We hope that Allah will grant all of us the Martyrdom-death (Shahada) that Ziad attained with great honor while planting an olive tree. I promise you that we will take the olive tree and plant it in the place he wished, and will complete his message.’”
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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