ADC Mourns Loss of Ziad Abu Ein, Calls on U.S. Government for Justice
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | December 10, 2014 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ziad Abu Ein, Settlement Minister of the Palestinian Authority and human rights activist. It is with a heavy heart that we learn of Ziad’s murder as a result of Israeli aggression against peaceful protests in the West Bank.
ADC honors its work with Ziad, who was previously extradited from the United States for no other reason than, according to ADC founder and former South Dakota Sen. James Abourezk, “because he’s Palestinian.” Senator Abourezk believed that Ziad was not “getting a fair shake” and thus ADC fought fervently for his case. After his forced return back to illegally occupied Palestine, today he was choked to death by Israeli occupation forces.
Ziad has tirelessly dedicated his life for the sovereign and basic human rights of the Palestinian people. He has worked in both political and grassroots campaigns to this end, and his final moments were among his peers in a peaceful attempt to plant olive trees on Palestinian land.
We call on the United States government to seek justice for Ziad’s murder.