The UN Security Council has called for a “swift and transparent investigation” after a Palestinian minister died during a confrontation with Israeli soldiers.
The Palestinian leadership blamed Israel for the “killing” of 55-year-old Ziad Abu Ein during a protest in the occupied West Bank.
A statement said the Security Council “encouraged the parties to ensure that a swift and transparent investigation is undertaken” into the incident.
“Council members took note of the willingness of the government of Israel to conduct a joint investigation into the incident,” the statement read.
“The members of the Security Council called on all sides to exercise maximum restraint and to refrain from steps that could further destabilise the situation.”