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US urges probe as US-Palestinian dies after Israeli arrest

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Al-Araby

An 80-year-old Palestinian-American man was found dead after being detained and handcuffed during an Israeli raid on a Palestinian village in the illegally occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials and relatives said on Wednesday. The US State Department said that Omar Abdel Majid Asaad was a US citizen and that it had sought clarification from Israel over the incident. His body was found in Jiljilya in the early morning with a plastic zip-tie still around one wrist. State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters: “We support a thorough investigation into the circumstances”. He said th…

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