Autopsy results show youth was beaten to death by IOF during arrest 

PNN/ Ramallah/

Autopsy results for the youth Mohammed al-Rimawi, 24, on Sunday showed that severe beating was the main reason for his death.

Deputy director of the legal unit in the Prisoners and Ex-prisoner Affairs Committee, Jamil Saadeh, confirmed that the results of the autopsy revealed bruises on the martyr’s chest, right thigh and on various parts of his body.

Saadeh said that the autopsy results demonstrated the nature of the storming of the house of the martyr and the brutal arrest carried out by the Israeli occupation forces have affected the work of his organs, therefore was a major cause of his passing.

Saadeh added that a complaint will be filed to local and international human rights institutions against this crime, explaining that the committee is documenting the crimes of the occupation, and preparing all the files of martyrs and prisoners who were shot or killed due to medical negligence in the prisons of the occupation to submit to the ICC to hold Israel accountable for its crimes.

On Tuesday, 18 September 2018, Mohammed, who lives in Beit Rima village, northwest of Ramallah, died only few hours after being arrested by the Israeli forces. According to PCHR’s investigations and eyewitnesses’ accounts, at approximately 06:00 AM , Israeli soldiers sneaked into the village via a civilian white Volkswagen Caravelle with a Palestinian registration plate.  The vehicle stopped near a house belonging to the family of Mohammed, and the Israeli soldiers stepped out of it to raid the victim’s  bedroom.  They had brutally beaten him before arresting and taking him to an unknown destination.

In the morning, an Israeli officer called the brother of the abovementioned and asked him if Mohammed suffers from a certain disease, but his brother denied so.  Shortly, the family received a phone call from the Palestinian Liaison informing them that their son died.  It should be mentioned that Mohammed  was previously wounded by the Israeli forces with a bullet to his foot one year and a half ago.  Moreover, the Israeli authorities so far detain his body and have not delivered it yet to his family or the Palestinian competent authorities.

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