Catherine Ashton talks with EU foreign ministers 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Thierry Roge)
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday expressed deep
regret over the death of Palestinian protester Mustafa Tamimi in Nabi Salih over
the weekend and urged an Israeli investigation into the incident.
high representative deeply regrets the tragic death of Mustafa Tamimi,” a
statement from Ashton’s spokesperson said. Ashton “regrets the disproportionate
use of force under any circumstances,” the spokesperson added.
died Saturday after being hit in the head by a tear gas canister fired by IDF
forces attempting to disperse a protest in the West Bank town. The IDF Military
Police and the Central Command have opened investigations into the
Representatives of the Quartet are scheduled to arrive in
Jerusalem Wednesday for a third round of separate talks with Israelis and
Palestinians since their statement on September 23 laying out a framework for
entering direct negotiations.