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Palestinians Mourn Minister After Controversial Death

The daughter of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein mourns over his body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 11, 2014. MOHAMAD TOROKMAN / Reuters

The daughter of Palestinian Cabinet minister Ziad Abu Ein, above, lays her head on his body during his funeral in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday. Israeli and Palestinian pathologists disagree on whether a blow to the body or a bad heart was the main cause of death of Abu Ein, who collapsed shortly after scuffling with Israeli troops during a West Bank protest on Wednesday.

The controversy looked set to worsen already inflamed tensions between Israelis and Palestinians and Israel has sent hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank.

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A Palestinian honor guard carries the coffin of the late Palestinian cabinet member Ziad Abu Ain at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 11, 2014. Nasser Nasser / AP