Dozens injured in second day of West Bank protests
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 26, 2013 - 1:00am


Hundreds of people took to the streets in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Monday in the second day of protests following the death of a Palestinian prisoner who PA officials say died as a result of torture. The PA Minister of Detainee Affairs said Sunday that results from an autopsy of Arafat Jadarat's body indicate that he died after being tortured in Israeli custody, and not from a cardiac arrest, as Israel's Prison Authority had claimed.


Israel fears prisoner death may spark Palestinian uprising
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Dan Williams - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air on Monday as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of a prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail has raised fears in Israel of a new uprising. Arafat Jaradat's death on Saturday and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates have raised tension in the occupied territory after repeated clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli soldiers in recent days.


Amid mounting pressures, some see potential for new Palestinian uprising
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Christa Case Bryant - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


Less than a month before President Obama is to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah, raising hopes he will help bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the peace table, some see the West Bank heading in a very different dir


Palestinian prisoner buried, as Israel, West Bank leaders try to prevent clashes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joel Greenberg - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


A Palestinian prisoner who died in an Israeli jail was given a hero’s burial with military honors in the West Bank on Monday amid signs that Palestinian and Israeli leaders were working to prevent days of street clashes from triggering a wider eruption of unrest.


UN calls for independent inquiry into Palestinian death
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Foreign Press
February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


The United Nations called Monday for an independent inquiry into the death of a Palestinian in Israeli custody, warning that mounting tensions risk an eruption of violence in the occupied territories. The Palestinians also demanded an independent investigation in a letter to the UN Security Council, which said that Arafat Jaradat, who died at the weekend, could have been tortured. UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry made the call for an investigation in a statement after talks with Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad on the Jaradat's death.


Palestinian prisoners in Israel end strike over prisoner's death
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


The Israeli Prison Service (IPS) announced Monday that a majority of the Palestinian security prisoners held in Israel ended their symbolic 24-hour hunger. Thousands of Palestinian prisoners launched the hunger strike Sunday over the death of an inmate, Arafat Jaradat who died in the northern Meggido prison Saturday.


Palestinians protest in West Bank, Gaza to support prisoners on hunger strike
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


A strike, rallies and protests on Sunday dominated the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in support of a hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons which protested against a Palestinian inmate's death one day ago. Witnesses in the West Bank said most of the stores were closed Sunday, while schoolchildren and university students did not go to classes to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat, who died Saturday in Israel's Majeddo prison in the West Bank.


Prisoner’s death fuels Palestinian protests, as Israel braces for more
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joel Greenberg - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


The death of a Palestinian prisoner under Israeli interrogation after a week of demonstrations for the release of four other inmates on hunger strikes triggered fresh clashes Sunday and heightened concerns in Israel about a swelling wave of unrest in the West Bank.


Prisoner’s death fuels Palestinian protests, as Israel braces for more
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joel Greenberg - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


  JERUSALEM – The death of a Palestinian prisoner under Israeli interrogation after a week of demonstrations for the release of four other inmates on hunger strikes triggered fresh clashes Sunday and heightened concerns in Israel about a swelling wave of unrest in the West Bank.


2 Palestinian Teenagers Hurt Amid Israeli Gunfire at Protest
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jodi Rudoren - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


Palestinian teenagers were seriously injured Monday when Israeli soldiers used live ammunition to disperse a demonstration at a holy site outside Bethlehem, as clashes in the West Bank continued for a fifth day an



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