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Palestinian who died in Israeli custody gets hero’s funeral

SAEER, West Bank — A Palestinian man who died under disputed circumstances in Israeli­ custody was given a ­hero’s funeral Monday as thousands thronged his gravesite and Palestinian police fired a gun salute.

Palestinian officials, citing an autopsy, said Arafat Jaradat was tortured. Israeli officials said more tests are needed to determine the cause of death, and Israel’s public security minister said he would allow an international expert to review the autopsy results.

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