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Detainee’s death sparks demand for inquiry, talk of intifada

Israel rejects torture claim; thousands on hunger strike

JERUSALEM — Palestinian officials on Sunday called for an international inquiry into the death of a 30-year-old prisoner in an Israeli jail, saying the man was tortured during interrogation, as thousands of Palestinian prisoners went on a one-day hunger strike in protest.

“Israel is responsible for what happened,’’ Issa Qaraqa, the Palestinian minister for prisoner affairs, said at a news conference in Ramallah, in the West Bank.

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