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Saturday 30 August 2014

Palestinians call for probe over detainee's death

Published 25/02/2013 | 04:00

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Palestinians carry the body of Arafat Jaradat as it arrives at his home before his funeral in the West Bank village of Sa'ir near Hebron

Palestinians have called for an international investigation of Israel's treatment of detained Palestinians after a man died in custody and a hunger strike by four other inmates sparked protests.

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The death of Arafat Jaradat (30) led to clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the West Bank yesterday. In one incident, two Palestinians were wounded by army fire, a Palestinian official said.

Palestinian officials and the detainee's family say he was healthy at the time of his arrest last week. Israeli officials said he died of an apparent heart attack.

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