Palestinian prisoner ‘beaten to death’ in police custody. What Do You Expect From the PA Thugs?
Leader of Fatah military wing, suspected of being behind the killing of two police officers, killed while in Palestinian Authority custody Link
A Palestinian prisoner was beaten to death early on Tuesday while in Palestinian police custody after being arrested in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to local officials.
Nablus' governor, Akram Rujoub, named the dead man as Abu al-Izz Halaweh, the highest ranking member in Nablus of the Palestinian movement Fatah's military wing, the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
He was killed after being arrested in a “precise” operation in Nablus, according to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa.
Halaweh was suspected of being behind a recent shooting attack that killed two Palestinian Authority police officers.
Rujoub said Halaweh was arrested and taken to the Juneid security compound, where he, according to Palestinian security services spokesman Adnan Dmeiri, “started to shout and swear at the security officers who started to attack him”.
Dmeiri said senior officers tried in vain to stop lower-ranking officers from attacking Halaweh. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A photo of Halaweh bearing severe injuries was later shared on Twitter.