Palestinian prisoner dies of torture

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

A Palestinian prisoner from Jerusalem who was assaulted by Israeli guards while detained at Beersheba prison died on Tuesday morning.

The Wadi Hilwa Center said that Jihad Taweel, a 47-year-old, went into coma for two weeks when Israeli guards attacked him and other inmates and brutally beat them and sprayed them with pepper gas.

Taweel was arrested for driving a vehicle without a license and sentenced to three months in Beersheba maximum security prison.

A resident of Ras Al-Amud neighborhood in Silwan, Jerusalem, Taweel has five children.

Source: Middle East Monitor.


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