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Hebron - Palestinians Bury Man Who Died in Israeli Custody

Published on: February 25, 2013 08:13 AM
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Palestinians carry the body of Arafat Jaradat during his funeral in the West Bank village of Se'eer, near Hebron, on Feb. 25, 2013.<br />
Darren Whiteside / ReutersPalestinians carry the body of Arafat Jaradat during his funeral in the West Bank village of Se’eer, near Hebron, on Feb. 25, 2013.
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Hebron - Thousands have joined the funeral procession in the West Bank for a 30-year-old Palestinian who died under disputed circumstances in Israeli custody.

Palestinian officials say autopsy results show Arafat Jaradat was tortured by Israeli interrogators. Israeli officials say there’s no conclusive cause of death and that more tests are needed.

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Arafat Jaradat, who died in an Israeli prison, to his funeral in Hebron, 24 February 2013. EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUNPalestinian mourners carry the body of Arafat Jaradat, who died in an Israeli prison, to his funeral in Hebron, 24 February 2013. EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

His death comes at a time of rising tensions in the West Bank. It has stoked Israeli fears of a third Palestinian uprising.

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Palestinian police kept order as Jaradat’s funeral got under way in his village of Saeer on Monday.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli officials traded accusations, each side saying the other is provoking violence for political gains.

Abbas says Palestinians want peace and won’t be provoked, despite what he says are more lethal tactics by Israeli troops.


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 Feb 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM Reb Yid Says:

It's interesting...when Israelis bury their dead, the funerals don't seem to make the news.

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