A Palestinian inmate died in a riot at an Israeli high-security prison.
Guards at Ketziot, a stockade in the Negev Desert for convicted Palestinian terrorists and administrative detainees, searched cells for hidden weapons Monday, touching off scuffles with prisoners. Fifteen guards and 15 inmates were wounded; one of the inmates died later in a hospital.
The Ha’aretz newspaper suggested SWAT teams that responded to the riot may have used excessive force, but Israel’s Prisons Service said its officers used only non-lethal weapons and tactics.
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