Fatah’s armed branch has vowed to take revenge for the Palestinian man who died in Israeli custody on Saturday. The call comes amid continued clashes since the weekend.
Israeli soldiers were out in force this morning as Arafat Jaradat’s funeral took place in Se’eer. Arrested last week, Palestinians believe he was tortured in jail, though the autopsy proved inconclusive.
The incident has revived fears of violent clashes, as fingers are pointed in every direction. Nour Odeh, from the Palestinian Government Media Centre claims tension are rising, “ because of the practices of the occupation. Settler attacks against ordinary Palestinians is on the rise.”
Mark Regev, the Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesman called on the Palestinian authority to “act responsibly” to prevent an escalation in violence.
Around 4,700 Palestinians are incarcerated in Israeli jails. Many of them have been refusing food since Jaradat’s death on Saturday. If any further deaths occur in custody it could fuel further violence.
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu has called for calm from the Palestinian Authority. President Mahmoud Abbas has responded by saying that Israel wants to create chaos.
US President Barack Obama is due to visit the region next month.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State | euronews, world news
- 3Italy swamped by flash floods | euronews, world news
- 4Back to School for Romania’s new First Lady | euronews, world news
- 5What will you ask US Senator John McCain? | euronews, world news
- 6Turkish president Erdogan unveils his new palace of a thousand rooms | euronews, world news
- 7India PM Modi appoints Yoga minister | euronews, world news
- 8[Live] Rosetta’s Philae lands on comet 67P and enters the history books | euronews, world news
- 9Vladimir Putin most powerful man in the world – Forbes | euronews, world news
- 10European e-revolution people rise up | euronews, world news
- 11International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 12Where is the best place in Europe for women? | euronews, world news
- 13Nadia Comaneci: gymnast of perfection and defector | euronews, the global conversation
- 14Putin plans to leave G20 talks early amid Ukraine pressure | euronews, world news
- 15Transcript of hanged Iranian woman’s final message released | euronews, world news
- 16US says ISIL makes $1 million-a-day selling oil – even to enemies | euronews, world news
- 17Syria: Islamic extremists pledge to press ahead with battle for Kobani | euronews, world news
- 18International news | euronews, latest international news
- 19Anti-immigration protests in Rome | euronews, world news
- 20Portugal: Ex-PM José Socrates held in corruption probe | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 22:42 CET Multi-national crew blasts off for space station
- 22:32 CET France’s Hollande made left-wing voters feel betrayed – ex-partner
- 21:37 CET No easy ‘plan B’ for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers…
- 21:01 CET Polish opposition says local poll result ‘dishonest’
- 20:12 CET Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali…
- 19:54 CET Iranian-British woman jailed over sport protest released on bail
- 19:48 CET Police in Tobago investigate murder of German couple on beach
- 17:47 CET Thai king meets PM, ministers easing health concerns