Palestinian official dies after beating by Israeli forces: Medics

A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources told AFP.

AFP| Updated: Dec 10, 2014, 16:59 PM IST

Ramallah: A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources told AFP.

Ziad Abu Ein, who was in charge of dealing with the issue of Israeli settlements within the Palestinian Authority, "was martyred after being beaten in the chest," said Ahmed Bitawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital.

A Palestinian security source told AFP that Israeli forces beat Abu Ein with the butts of their rifles and their helmets during a protest march in the village of Turmus Ayya near Ramallah.