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Secretary of State: "Investigate the Circumstances of the Death of a Palestinian Citizen of the United States" | Israel Today

2022-01-12T22:10:12.303Z

Amar Assad Abu Hani, 80, was found lifeless after being arrested by IDF forces and showing resistance • In the Gino Authority: "Reveals the criminal conduct of the occupation"



The US Secretary of State announced this evening (Wednesday) that a Palestinian who was found dead in the area of ​​a Palestinian village in Samaria is a citizen of the United States.

A spokesman for the State Department, Nedprice, said he was calling on Israel to conduct a "deep and comprehensive" investigation into the matter.

The State Secretariat conveyed its condolences to the man's family members and said that his country would provide any consular service the family would need. 

The IDF said that the Palestinian was found lifeless this morning, near the town of Jaljulia in the area of ​​the Benjamin Territorial Brigade. In light of the circumstances of the case, the IDF stated that the military police had begun investigating the circumstances of the incident, at the end of which the findings would be submitted to the military prosecutor's office for examination.

On Wednesday morning, the PA prime minister condemned what he called "the crime committed by the Israeli occupation forces against the old man 'Omar' Assad Abu Hani."

According to Palestinian reports, the detainee was supposed to visit his children and grandchildren in America after trying to meet with them several times.

The body of the 80-year-old Palestinian was found with one hand handcuffed in a white handcuff.

Assad's cousin said he was on his way home when IDF soldiers arrested him and asked for his ID card. He added that when Assad refused - they forcibly took him from the car, handcuffed him and beat him. In the cold on the ground while handcuffed and blindfolded.As mentioned, in the morning he was found dead.

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Source: israelhayom

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