Tuesday, Aug. 21
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces assault Palestinian farmers in East Jerusalem
  2. Israeli forces detain 14 Palestinians, including former prisoner
  3. Israel approves new settlement units near Bethlehem
  4. Israeli forces remove tent, assault Palestinian in Hebron
  5. Erekat: 'The truce in Gaza is a national demand'
  6. Israel's intention to annex the West Bank revealed
  7. Israeli forces open fire along Gaza border
  8. UN McGoldrick applauds humanitarian workers in Palestine
  9. Israel rejects UN proposals to protect Palestinians
  10. Residents of Israeli border communities demand security

Israel decides not to return body of Palestinian prisoner who died in custody

May 29, 2018 1:15 P.M. (Updated: May 30, 2018 2:26 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, has reportedly decided not to return the body of deceased Palestinian prisoner Aziz Oweisat, who died while in Israeli custody last week.

Oweisat, 53, died last week under disputed circumstances while being treated at the Assaf Harofeh hospital in Israel. Palestinian groups claimed he was medically neglected, leading to his death.

Israel’s Channel Two reported that the Shin Bet, Israe’ls internal intelligence agency, and Israeli Prison Service (IPS) opposed the minister’s decision in fear that it would cause “a Palestinian protesting wave,” especially in Ramadan.

According to Israeli media, Erdan said that the goal of the decision “is to pressure Hamas to return the bodies of killed Israeli soldiers in Gaza.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to make the final decision in the case.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2018