Palestinian man ‘beaten to death in Israeli custody’
Prisoners' group publishes results of autopsy on 24-year-old man who was arrested during raid on village in occupied West Bank
A young Palestinian man who died after Israeli forces raided his home to arrest him had been assaulted, according to the results of an autopsy published by a Palestinian prisoners’ group.
Mohammed Khatib, 24, died after being arrested during a raid on the West Bank village of Beit Rima early on September 18, AFP reported.
In a statement, the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said the “preliminary results of the autopsy clearly indicate the martyr was assaulted and beaten.”
The “body of the victim had bruises on the torso and the right thigh, as well as on other [body] parts,” said the statement published on the group’s Facebook page.
“The brutal manner of his arrest had affected the functioning of his organs, which was the main cause of his death.”
The Israeli military said at the time of the incident that Khatib had been “arrested without violence or resistance from his part.”