Large crowds turn out for Palestinian minister's funeral




 
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December 11th, 2014  
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Topic: Large crowds turn out for Palestinian minister's funeral


By Noah Browning and Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for a Palestinian state funeral for a minister who died after being grabbed by the neck by an Israeli policeman at a West Bank protest, an incident that has raised tensions with Israel. To the sounds of drums and bagpipes, Ziad Abu Ein's Palestinian flag-draped coffin was carried by pallbearers in military uniform along a red carpet at the presidential compound in the city of Ramallah. The funeral procession then streamed through the streets to a cemetery as people fired in the air. ...




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