Five Palestinian detainees died in Israeli custody in 2018


GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM — Palestinian human rights center on Monday said that five Palestinian detainees died while in Israeli custody in 2018.

According to the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies and Documentation, Yasin al-Saradih, 33, died four hours after he was arrested from his house in Jericho on 22 February.

Al-Saradih was severely beaten by Israeli soldiers who shot him at a point-blank range although he posed no threat to them.

Mohammed Anbar, 46, was detained while injured on 2 April after the Israeli occupation forces opened fire at him at Jbara checkpoint in Tulkarem. He died six days later.

Mohammed Marshoud, 30, died on 9 April, a day after he was shot by an Israeli settler near Khan al-Ahmar village in Jerusalem for allegedly attempting a stabbing attack.

Aziz Oweisat, 53, suffered lung damage and internal bleeding in early May as a result of being brutally assaulted by the Israel prison guards at Eshel jail. The Israeli authorities refused to release him though his health seriously deteriorated. He died a few days later.

Mohammed al-Rimawi, 24, was kidnapped from his home in Ramallah on 18 September by Israeli special forces and transferred to Halamish settlement where he was beaten to death.

The Palestinian Prisoners Center said that Israel arrested 5,700 Palestinians in 2018, including 980 children and 175 girls and women, in an escalated arbitrary arrest campaign that falls in line with the collective punishment policy pursued against the Palestinians.

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