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Palestinian Dies After Israeli Forces Beat Him During Home Raid


Society & Culture  (tags: U.S.news/world, Muhammad Zaghloul al-Khatib al-Rimawi, hunger strike, Palestinian Prisoners' Club, torture, Khalida JarrarYasin al-Saradih, Aziz Awisat, Hasan Safadi, Khader Adnan, Salah Hamouri, Ayman Nasser, Nabi Saleh, Quds News Network, Addameer )

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- 31 days ago - electronicintifada.net
A 24 year-old Palestinian man died shortly after he was severely beaten by Israeli soldiers in his home on Tuesday



   

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fly bird (26)
Tuesday September 18, 2018, 8:54 pm
Palestinian dies after Israeli forces beat him during home raid

A 24-year-old Palestinian man died shortly after he was severely beaten by Israeli soldiers in his home on Tuesday.

Holding Israel responsible for Muhammad Zaghloul al-Khatib al-Rimawi’s killing, prisoner advocacy group Addameer said that “there is a distinct necessity to investigate the circumstances of his death.”

Israeli occupation forces raided al-Rimawi’s family home before dawn.

“After removing the door to the house, the soldiers attacked the individual’s mother and brought the members of the family into one part of the house,” Addameer stated, citing al-Rimawi’s brother.

Soldiers beat al-Rimawi in a separate room until he was unconscious, and then took him away in that condition.

“After two hours, his family was informed of their son’s death,” according to Addameer.

No prior illnesses

In this video, al-Rimawi’s mother describes how the family could hear the soldiers beating her son. At one point the soldiers let her into the room to help them find his ID, and she said she saw him collapsed, unconscious and undressed on the floor, before they forced her back out.



Al-Rimawi’s brother said that a soldier carried the unconscious, handcuffed man out of the house over his shoulder.

A soldier then called al-Rimawi’s brother and asked if the victim had any illnesses. The brother said al-Rimawi had been healthy.

Al-Rimawi’s mother also said her son was not sick apart from getting shot in the leg a year ago near the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh during confrontations with occupation forces.

“Do not try to fabricate that he was ill,” she told Quds News Network. “Muhammad was not sick, they killed him.”

Al-Rimawi was the third Palestinian to die this year after severe beatings by Israeli soldiers during arrest or inside Israeli prisons, according to Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society.

The two others were Aziz Awisat and Yasin al-Saradih.

“Since 1967, there have been 217 prisoners who have died while under the custody of the occupation,” Addameer stated.

“Seventy-eight of these were murdered, 7 were killed by gunshots while in prison, 59 were killed due to medical negligence and 73 died as a result of torture.”

According to hundreds of testimonies collected by the Palestinian Prisoners Club, 95 percent of Palestinians who are transferred to Israeli interrogation and detention centers are subject to physical and psychological torture.

Arresting human rights defenders

While advocating for prisoners, Addameer staff continue to face Israeli attacks themselves.

Israeli forces arrested Ayman Nasser, Addameer’s legal coordinator, on 9 September.

Nasser, 48, was issued an administrative detention order shortly after, and will be held without charge or trial for at least six months.



Israeli forces have previously arrested Nasser three times, most recently in 2014 when he spent more than a year in detention without charge or trial.

Addameer field researcher Salah Hamouri, a French citizen, has been in Israeli detention without charge or trial for more than a year. Last December, Israel released the group’s media coordinator Hasan Safadi, after more than a year and a half in administrative detention.

Khalida Jarrar, a Palestinian lawmaker and activist who sits on Addameer’s board, has also been held without charge for more than a year.

Meanwhile, Khader Adnan, a former detainee who previously undertook two prolonged hunger strikes – 66 days in 2012 and 55 days in 2015 – has been on hunger strike for more than two weeks to protest his latest arbitrary detention by Israel.

Adnan, 40, was arrested on 11 December, and has been held in administrative detention since.



“The occupation is entirely corrupt, and the right thing to do is to reject and resist it,” Adnan said in a message, according to Quds News Network.

“That is our resistance, even if it is with our empty stomachs.”

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nassar/palestinian-dies-after-israeli-forces-beat-him-during-home-raid
 

fly bird (26)
Tuesday September 18, 2018, 8:54 pm
Occupation Forces Kill Prisoner Mohammad al Rimawi in Morning Raid.



18 September 2018




Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association holds the occupation responsible for the death of prisoner Mohammad Zegrlool al Khateeb al Rimawi (24 years old) from Beit Reyma, in Ramallah governate. Following his arrest this morning, he was severely beaten by occupation soldiers and special forces to the point of passing out. There is a distinct necessity to investigate the circumstances of his death.

According to information collected by Addameer’s documentation unit, from the victim’s brother. At around 4 in the morning, Israeli special forces entered the house. Following their arrival, a larger number of regular soldiers arrived as back up. After removing the door to the house, the soldiers attacked the individual’s mother and brought the members of the family into one part of the house. This included the mother, the father and three sons. The soldiers took Mohammad into a separate room, where he was beaten into an unconscious state. He was taken away from the house while in such a state, and taken to an unknown location. After two hours, his family was informed of their son’s death. It was added that the dead had been shot in the leg two years ago during clashes in the village.

This case represents a continuation of the occupation’s policy of utilizing excessive force in the arrest of Palestinians. Additionally, this excessive force, in the case of killing, amounts to the unlawful killing of a civilian population. These actions enjoy full immunity and support by the political, judicial, and security arms of the occupying state.

Mohammad’s death is a direct result of such excessive use of force against civilians, in contravention to international human rights and humanitarian law. It is the case that in this instance, al Rimawi did not constitute a real or direct threat meaning that resorting to deadly force constitutes an extrajudicial killing. This is in contrary with the status of the occupied population as ‘protected person’.

Addameer calls on the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres , to form a commission of inquiry into unlawful killings perpetrated by the occupation forces. Additionally, Addameer urges the formation of an inquiry into the treatment, including the systematic utilization of torture, and conditions of prisoners held in the occupation prisons.

By allowing continued impunity for the occupying state, the international community sends the message that its violations against the Palestinian people can continue indefinitely without consequence. It asserts that, in fact, the occupation is above international legal standards.

Since 1967, there have been 217 prisoners who have died while under the custody of the occupation. 78 of these where murdered, 7 were killed by gunshots while in prison, 59 were killed due to medical negligence, and 73 died as a result of torture.

Additionally, 111 Palestinian prisoners have been killed since 3 October 1991, the date on which the occupation signed and ratified the Convention against Torture. This figure includes 56 individuals who were killed following arrest, 32 who died of medical neglect, and 23 who died due to torture while under interrogation.

http://www.addameer.org/news/occupation-forces-kill-prisoner-mohammad-al-rimawi-morning-raid
 

fly bird (26)
Tuesday September 18, 2018, 9:12 pm
This is not a democracy. This is murder.

Muhammad Zaghloul al-Khatib al-Rimawi, peace be with you.
 
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