80-yr-old Palestinian dies after Israelis arrest him

Doctors say it was cardiac arrest, no comment from Israel

12 January, 17:36

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, JAN 12 - An 80-year-old Palestinian man died in a West Bank village on Tuesday some hours after the end of an operation by the Israeli army during which he was tied up, blindfolded and held in a building under construction.

    The news was reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA but has not yet been commented on by the Israeli army.

    WAFA stated that the man's named was Omar Abdel Majid Asad, from the Jiljilya village near Ramallah.

    He crossed paths with soldiers while in his village and was then forced to remain tied up, alongside four other people, until late night.

    Only at dawn were the inhabitants of the village able to help them, but they found Asad dead.

    The Palestinian health ministry said that his death had been caused by cardiac arrest.

    Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayeh has issued a statement condemning the incident.

    In Israel, thus far, there have not been any official comments on the matter.(ANSAmed).

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