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JERUSALEM, Dec. 4 (JTA) — A Palestinian detainee was fatally shot by a guard in a Palestinian jail where he had been held for almost two years without trial, Palestinian officials said. The death of Rashid Fityani, 25, brings to 10 the number of Palestinian detainees killed by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s security forces since the 1994 start of self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinian police said Fityani was killed during an argument with a guard at a jail in the West Bank town of Jericho. The guard was arrested and faces trial, police said.

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