Last updated: 25 February, 2013

Israel demands Palestinian Authority to prevent unrest

Israel on Monday demanded that the Palestinian Authority act “responsibly” and rein in unrest, as militants vowed revenge over the death of a Palestinian prisoner allegedly under Israeli torture.

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued the appeal for calm, the second in as many days, as thousands of mourners attended a tense funeral in the West Bank for Arafat Jaradat who died Saturday in an Israeli jail.

“Israel expects the Palestinian Authority to act responsibly to prevent incitement and violence which will only exacerbate the situation,” spokesman Mark Regev told AFP.