Riyad al-Malki
Riyad al-MalkiFlash 90

Palestinian Authority (PA) "Foreign Minister" Riyad al-Maliki has vowed revenge against Israel Wednesday, after the death of former "minister" Ziad Abu Ein was incorrectly blamed on the IDF by Arabic-language media outlets.

"Israel will pay for his death," Maliki stated.

Arab media claims Abu Ein died after being "beaten" by IDF soldiers, but footage from the event just hours ago proves that he remained untouched during his heart attack - and refused IDF assistance that could have been life-saving.  Abu Ein previously held the post of PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs.

As a result of the incident, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has chosen to cut security coordination with Israel, a move several MKs stated Wednesday will only harm the PA. 

Abbas, in his official response, condemned "the brutal assault that led to the martyrdom" of Abu Ein, calling it "a barbaric act that cannot be tolerated or accepted."