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  3/15/2013, Nisan 4, 5773

Europe to Israel: Investigate Death of PA Arab Prisoner

The European parliament on Thursday urged Israel to conduct an impartial investigation into the prison death in February of Palestinian Authority Arab Arafat Jaradat, AFP reports.

The bloc's parliament passed a resolution calling "on the Israeli authorities promptly to open independent, impartial and transparent investigations into the circumstances of Mr. Jaradat’s death."

Jaradat's death in an Israeli prison last month sparked angry demonstrations across Judea and Samaria. PA officials have accused Israeli interrogators of torturing the 30-year-old prisoner to death, despite the fact that an autopsy showed otherwise.