Mossi Raz
Mossi Raz Yoav Ari Dudkevitch/Flash 90

Former MK and primaries contender in the radical leftist Meretz party Mossi Raz, who also is the former secretary general of Peace Now, paid a condolence visit in Ramallah on Tuesday evening at the home of convicted terrorist turned Palestinian Authority (PA) minister Ziad Abu Ein.

Abu Ein, who had a long history of health conditions, died last Wednesday of a heart attack during a riot against the IDF. The PA was quick to blame Israel with "murdering" him, accusations which investigations thoroughly debunked as video of the event showed he was not struck, and that an IDF female medic even offered him medical care which he refused.

"I made a condolence visit in Ramallah at the family of minister Ziad Abu Ein who was killed after a clash with the IDF," wrote Raz on his Facebook page. "Confronted with the sorrow of the family I said we will know (how) to bring an end to the occupation and the enmity between the peoples."

Just several days ago Raz submitted his candidacy to run on Meretz's Knesset list for the March 17 elections.

"I hope to return to the Knesset after 12 years so as to work again in the Finance Committee for social justice, to continue the environmental legislation I led, to continue struggling for equality for all female and male citizens and to end the occupation," said Raz.

Abu Ein was given a life sentence in 1982 for murdering two Israelis, Boaz Lahav (14) and David Lankri (16) hy''d, but he was released in the Ahmed Jibril prisoner swap deal in 1985 just three years later. Most recently he held a post leading the PA committee against "settlements," after previously being the PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs channeling funds to jailed Arab terrorists.

The PA went as far as to threaten to cut security cooperation with Israel following Abu Ein's death, a threat they quickly backtracked on. 

An autopsy from the Abu Dis Forensics Institute revealed Abu Ein suffered from existing medical conditions and died of a heart attack while clashing with IDF troops in an olive-planting land-grab march of 300 activists.

The autopsy noted "the deceased suffered from ischemic heart disease; blood vessels in his heart were found to be over 80% blocked by plaque. Old scars indicating that he suffered from previous myocardial infractions were also found."

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