A Palestinian prisoner died while in an Israeli jail, the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) announced today, making him the fourth such death while in Israeli prisons so far this year.
No details about the circumstances surrounding 28-year-old Wissam Abdul Majid Nayef Shalalda’s death have been released, however, he died in the Ramleh prison.
28-year-old is fourth Palestinian this year to die in Israeli police custody, NGO says
Shalalda has been in Israeli jails since 2015 when he was sentenced to seven years in prison, he is married and has four children.
His family, from the Hebron (Al-Khalil) governorate, were informed by occupation authorities this morning that he had died.
The PPC said it held the occupation fully responsible for his death and said Shalalda has become the fourth Palestinian to die in Israeli jails this year.
— IMEMC News (@imemcnews) October 12, 2018
In February, Yasin Al-Saradih from Jericho died after being tortured and shot at short range after his arrest.
Aziz Awaisat was killed on May 19, after he was subjected to torture at the hands of occupation forces while in an Israeli detention center. He suffered a stroke and was later declared dead.
The martyrdom of the prisoner Aziz Awaisat from Jabal al-Mukaber southeast of occupied Jerusalem. Aziz was sentenced to 30 years in prison and he was killed today after prison guards attacked and beating him up in a very brutal way that lead to his martyrdom pic.twitter.com/9NqZBpA4hT
— manal ✌ tamimi (@screamingtamimi) May 20, 2018
While Muhammad Zaghloul Al-Khatib Al-Rimawi died in September after being beaten by Israeli occupation forces during a pre-dawn raid on his home in Beyt Reyma, northwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Some 218 Palestinians have died in Israeli detention since 1967.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)