UN calls for investigation into Palestinian prisoner's death

Robert Serry, the UN coordinator for the Middle East peace process, called for "an independent and transparent investigation" into the circumstances of the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat who died at the Megiddo Prison last week.


"The United Nations is closely monitoring the situation on the ground where mounting tensions present a real risk of destabilization," Serry's office said in a statement. (Reuters)