Death of a Palestinian gas station attendant fuels conflict - Macleans.ca

Death of a Palestinian gas station attendant fuels conflict

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The death of a Palestinian gas station attendant in Israeli custody last week is fuelling rising tensions in the West Bank, with talks of a possible uprising. Palestinians, citing an autopsy, claim Arafat Jaradat, 30, was tortured; Israelis say more testing is needed to determine the cause of his death.

Jaradat was given a hero’s funeral, with thousands of angry Palestinians surrounding his grave.

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