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News ID: 92742
Publish Date : 27 July 2021 - 21:37
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AL-QUDS (Dispatches) – The family of a Palestinian man who died in the Zionist regime’s custody says he was beaten by the occupying regime’s troops in the detention center before his death, citing reports by other detainees and photos released after his death.
Abdo Yusuf al-Khatib al-Tamimi, 43, died at the notorious Moskabiya detention center, also known as the Russian Compound, in West Al-Quds on July 23.
Al-Tamimi, a married father of four from the Shuafat refugee camp in occupied East Al-Quds, had been arrested several days earlier on a minor traffic violation.
His pregnant wife Rana said detainees had told the family al-Tamimi had been beaten by Zionist troops before his death.
“Our family received calls from other prisoners in adjacent cells in the Moskabiya stating that they had heard al-Tamimi screaming and the sound of blows raining down on him before he subsequently went quiet,” she told Al Jazeera.
“He went into prison a healthy man with no health issues.”
Amal Taha, Rana’s mother, said that according to other prisoners there had been a confrontation with prison guards prior to the assault on her son-in-law.
“Abdo together with three other prisoners had been shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, because it was Eid al-Adha, and were subsequently told by prison guards that this was not allowed,” Taha told Al Jazeera.
“My son-in-law argued with the guards and the argument escalated to the point that he was separated from the other three and taken into a cell on his own before the others heard him screaming before there was silence.”

Palestinian Succumbs
to Injuries

In another development, a17-year-old Palestinian died on Monday, two months after he was wounded in the neck by Zionist troops’ gunfire during clashes near the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health authorities said.
The shooting occurred during one of numerous clashes between Palestinian protesters and Zionist troops during the 11-day war in May between the occupying regime and Hamas resistance movement.
A statement from Palestinian health authorities said Youssef Nawaf died after a May 14 gunshot wound in the neck damaged his spinal cord, leaving him in critical condition.
At least 26 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank during the May fighting, according to the UN.

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