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Fourth Palestinian prisoner dies in Israel jail

October 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm

A Palestinian prisoners 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.

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 governorate, were informed by occupation authorities this morning that he had died.

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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.

In February, Yasin Al-Saradih from Jericho died after being tortured and shot at short range after his arrest.

Aziz Awaisat was killed on 19 May after he was subjected to torture at the hands of occupation forces while in an Israeli detention centre. He suffered a stroke and was later declared dead.

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.