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  Adar 15, 5773 , 25/02/13

Israel to PA: Act Responsibly to Prevent Incitement

Israel on Monday demanded that the Palestinian Authority act "responsibly" and rein in unrest, as terrorists vowed revenge over the death of a Palestinian-Arab prisoner who they believe was tortured while in an Israeli jail but which autopsy reports have proven false. 

A spokesman for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued the appeal for calm, the second in as many days, as thousands of mourners attended a tense funeral for Arafat Jaradat who died Saturday.

"Israel expects the Palestinian Authority to act responsibly to prevent incitement and violence which will only exacerbate the situation," spokesman Mark Regev told AFP.

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