Ms Anderson, the chair of the European Union’s Delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council, said;
“Today’s killing of an elected minister of the Palestinian Authority, Zeid Abu Ein, by the Israeli Defence Forces must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
“Minister Zeid Abu Ein was killed while planting olive trees, a symbol of hope and peace, to mark International Human Rights Day.
“The international community have a key role to play in ensuring Israel is held to account over this killing.
“Israel cannot be allowed to act with impunity in killing a democratically elected representative of the Palestinian people.” ENDS/CRÍOCH