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Arab League holds Israel responsible for death of Palestinian prisoner


CAIRO, Thursday, July 18, 2019 (WAFA) – The Arab League on Thursday held the Israeli authorities fully responsibile for the death of prisoner Nassar Taqatqa, who recently passed away in solitary confinement during the interrogation period.

"This reveals that Israeli interrogators use the most severe types of psychological and physical torture," Saeed Abu Ali, Arab League Assistant Secretary General for Palestine affairs and occupied Arab territories, said in a statement.

Nassar Taqatqa, 31, died in solitary confinement on Tuesday in Israel‘s Nitzan prison weeks after his detention.

Taqatqa was detained on June 19 after Israeli forces raided his family home in the village of Beit Fajjar south of Bethlehem city in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, the Arab League official called for an international commission of inquiry to look into this issue to ensure international accountability of the occupation authorities for this crime.

Abu Ali stressed the need for human rights organizations to play their humanitarian and legal role to protect the prisoners.

He also demanded human rights groups to confront the Israel‘s negligence of all international conventions and human rights principles as well as the obligations related to them under the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War.



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