It is unconscionable that you should report, concerning the death in an Israeli prison of Arafat Jaradat, that Israel says more tests are needed to determine the cause of death ["Palestinian's death fuels tension," News, Feb. 25].

The Jerusalem Post and other news organizations reported that the autopsy shows that he died of cardiac arrest and that signs of violence on his body, including broken ribs, were from resuscitation attempts.

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The Palestinian Authority, on the other hand, claims that Jaradat died as a result of torture during interrogation. The Palestinians have absolutely no evidence to back up their claims.

Allan Mosak, Cedarhurst