An Israeli Border Policeman died Sunday after suddenly collapsing while policing the separation wall near Jerusalem.
Police initially claimed that Natan Yasais, 21, had been hit by a rock thrown by a Palestinian. Hospital officials, however,Ã‚Â said they saw no signs of him having been hit by anything.
‘He arrived with a high fever and apparently died either of an existing illness or of dehydration,’Ã‚Â a hospital official said. ‘He was in critical condition upon arrival and died very shortly afterward.’
Police officials said they initially assumed Yasais had been hit by a rock because when he died, he was supposedly helping to disperse a violent demonstration against the wall that involved dozens of rock-throwing Palestinians.
The Israeli group, Anarchists Against the Wall, which is involved in many anti-wall demonstrations, insisted that there was no demonstration at all in the Har Adar area Sunday, either by Israelis or by local Palestinians.
The group accused the police of deliberately spreading misinformation in order to ‘de-legitimize the nonviolent demonstrations that take place in this area’