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September 26, 2016 / 23 Elul, 5776
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No One Protesting Death of Prisoner in Palestinian Custody

The PA attorney general denied that the prisoner was tortured or beaten during interrogations.
Palestinian policemen in Jericho.

Palestinian policemen in Jericho.
Photo Credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash 90

Arab youths maintained uniform silence over the weekend, following the news of the death of a prisoner that being held in a Palestinian Authority jail in Jericho on Friday.

Ayman Mohammad Sharif Samara, 40, died while being detained on charges of assault, Palestinian Authority attorney general Muhammad Abdul-Ghani al-Uweiwi told Ma’an.

Initial reports indicate that Samara, who is from Jenin, suffered from diabetes, hypertension and other medical conditions.

He was arrested on Friday and transferred to a nearby hospital, where he passed away, al-Uweiwi said.

No one stormed out to the streets to point out (using words and rocks) that Samara also suffered from intense jailing by PA officials.

But, hey, the PA attorney general denied that the prisoner was tortured or beaten during interrogations and said that an autopsy would be performed and the results made public once completed.

An investigation into his death has already begun, al-Uweiwi added.

Stay tuned.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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