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PA all talk, no action on Abu Ein’s death

The PA’s tough statements in the aftermath of Ziad Abu Ein’s death appear nothing more than hot air, as it has refused to follow through with its threats to cut security coordination with Israel or accelerate steps to join international conventions.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shows a picture of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein as he is grabbed by an Israeli border policeman, during a meeting with the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah December 10, 2014. Abu Ein died on Wednesday shortly after the Israeli border policeman shoved and grabbed him by the throat during the protest in the West Bank, an incident Abbas described as barbaric. Abu Ein, 55, a minister without portfolio, was among scores of Palestinian and foreign a

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian leadership has avoided making important decisions in response to the death of Palestinian minister and Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission head Ziad Abu Ein on Dec. 10, despite talk of possibly suspending security coordination and joining international conventions.

Muhammed Madani, a member of Fatah’s Central Committee, told Al-Monitor that the leadership met on Dec. 14 to discuss possible responses and called for an international commission of inquiry into what caused the death of Abu Ein as well as for the establishment of a specialized international tribunal, and the development of all forms of popular resistance against the Israeli occupation.

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