Police clarify: No suspicion of foul play in hanging death of Palestinian bus driver

November 17, 2014 09:22


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Police clarified on Monday morning that there was no suspicion of foul play in the death of a an Arab Egged bus driver who was found hanged in a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday night.

Police believe the man's death was suicide and rejected claims in the Palestinian media that the evidence suggests otherwise.

"As opposed to reports in foreign media, there were no visible signs of violence on the body," a police statement read.

Police added that, with the family's consent and cooperation, the man's body was set to undergo an autopsy at the Abu Kabir forensics lab in Tel Aviv.

"The family is with police and is being updated on all the details," police said.

The police called on the Palestinian and Arab leadership to show responsibility and only listen to official updates on the case.

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