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Demonstration in West Bank After Prisoner Dies in Israeli Jail Riot

Palestinians have staged demonstrations in the West Bank to protest the death of a Palestinian prisoner injured during an Israeli jail riot.

Family members of prisoners took to the streets in Ramallah and Bethlehem Tuesday, holding framed pictures of their jailed relatives and demanding their release from Israeli custody.

Prisoners at the Ketziot jail in Israel's Negev desert rioted early Monday after security forces began searching a tent complex where 1,000 prisoners are housed.

Rioters threw rocks and burned tents. Israel says it used "non-lethal" methods to quell the unrest. The prisoner who was killed in the violence was identified as an Islamic Jihad militant.

In a separate development, Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian militants in the West Bank town of Jenin.

The Israeli army says the militants were killed in an exchange of gunfire when soldiers raided a house to arrest wanted militants. The army said one soldier was slightly wounded and six people were arrested.

Palestinian security officials identified the dead as members of Islamic Jihad. Israeli forces frequently carry out raids in the West Bank to capture Palestinian militants.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli aircraft fired on a vehicle, killing a militant leader. Palestinian sources said the man worked at the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry in Gaza and was a member of the Popular Resistance Committees, which regularly fires rockets at Israel.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.