Palestinian Ziad Abu Ein (C), Head of the Anti-wall and Settlement Commission, argues with Israeli soldiers as they prevent him from crossing to Al-Shuhada Street in the West Bank city of Hebron, Nov. 29, 2014. Reuters/Mussa Qawasma

(Reuters) - A Palestinian minister died shortly after being hit and shoved by Israeli soldiers during a protest on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank, a Reuters photographer who witnessed the incident and a medic said.

Ziad Abu Ein, a minister without portfolio, was rushed by ambulance from the scene, in the village of Turmusiya, but died en route to the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.