BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The British government expressed regret at the death of Mustafa Tamimi, who died on Saturday after being fatally wounded by a gas canister fired by an Israeli soldier.
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"On behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom, I express our deepest regret at the tragic death of Mustafa Tamimi of Nabi Saleh," a statement from Consul General in Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean said.
"The British Government strongly supports the right to peaceful protest anywhere in the world, including the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We deprecate the disproportionate use of force under any circumstances."
Fean added that demonstrations should be policed unprovocatively on the basis of mutual respect for "human dignity