We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Ziad Abu Ain

We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of Ziad Abu Ain, Minister for Settlement and Wall Affairs at the Palestinian Authority, member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and member of the Palestinian Peace Coalition – Geneva Initiative Steering Committee. Abu Ain, who helped negotiate the Geneva Accords, was a moderate and rationale voice in support of peace. His death, while peacefully demonstrating against settlements and planting olives trees to mark International Human Rights Day, is a difficult blow for supporters of peace. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and the Palestinian People.