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Jailed Palestinian’s death triggers West Bank unrest

Prisoner’s cancer went untreated, leaders charge

JERUSALEM — The funeral of a Palestinian prisoner who died of cancer in Israeli custody set off displays of angry defiance Thursday in the West Bank city of Hebron. Masked gunmen loyal to the Palestinian president fired into the air to underscore calls for vengeance, and clashes erupted between Israeli soldiers and youths burning tires and hurling stones.

Near the city of Tulkarm, the burial of two other Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces Wednesday also became a rallying point for mourners calling for continued resistance against Israeli occupation.

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