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        2/28/2013, Adar 18, 5773

      Jaradat's Injuries Typical for Resuscitation Efforts


      Arafat Jaradat, the Hevron-area Arab who died last week, while being held in Israeli custody on suspicion of throwing stones, did not die as a result of violence or poisoning, according to microscopic evidence, released Thursday, by a team of three Israeli doctors. A statement by the Health Ministry said, "It was found that the hemorrhages and fractured ribs found during the autopsy occurred close to death and are characteristic of the resuscitation attempts that were performed on the deceased by Prison Service and MDA [Magen David Adom -ed.] medical staff for 50 minutes in an effort to save his life."

      The Institute for Forensic Medicine said it would continue to investigate the cause of Jaradat's death, initially described by the Prisons Service as a case of heart failure.

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