A Palestinian driver working for the Israeli bus company Egged has been found dead inside his vehicle. Israeli officials described the incident as a suicide.
However the man’s family believe it was an attack. His brother saw the body and said there were bruises and marks as if he had been tortured.
“The signs on his body do not show that he wanted to commit suicide. Thank God, he wasn’t sad and he had no problems in his life that would have brought him to commit suicide,” said the man’s father.
Clashes broke out in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood al-Tur and Abu Dis following news of the driver’s death.
Masked youths threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who fired tear gas.