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UN Security Council urges calm in wake of PA minister's death

The UN Security Council is calling on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to "swiftly" investigate the death of Ziad Abu Ein, a Palestinian minister who collapsed and died on Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.
Abu Ein, who headed the PLO’s Commission Against the Separation Wall and Settlements, died en route to a Ramallah hospital after being shoved and grabbed by the neck by an Israeli policeman at a demonstration near the village of Turmus Aiya.The cause of the minister's death is still in dispute with the Israeli Health Ministry saying he died of a heart condition coupled with stress, and the Palestinians saying it was directly correlated to the altercation with officers which quickly turned violent. 
The 15 members of the Security Council issued a statement on Friday, expressing grief over Abu Ein's death and urging both sides to show restraint and prevent the situation from escalating further.

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