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Israel Says Resuscitation Efforts Broke Dead PA Prisoner’s Ribs

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The broken ribs that Palestinian Authority prisoner Arafat Jarakat suffered were due to resuscitation efforts, Israel officials announced Thursday. Jarakat died last Saturday and the Palestinian Authority immediately claimed he was tortured to death.

An initial autopsy, in the presence of a PA doctor and legal team, revealed that there were no signs of violence on his body. The PA rejected the findings, and thousands of Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza rioted and threw firebombs and rocks at soldiers and Israeli motorists.

An update on the autopsy released by Israel on Thursday staged, “It was found that the hemorrhages and fractured ribs found during the autopsy occurred close to death and are characteristic of the resuscitation attempts that were performed on the deceased by Prison Service and MDA medical staff for 50 minutes in an effort to save his life.”

The examination of microscopic findings was made NationalCenter for Forensic Medicine Director Prof. Yehuda Hiss, Health Ministry Medical Administration Director Prof. Arnon Afek, and TelHaShomerHospital’s Pathology Institute Director Prof. Iris Barshack.

“No signs of other contusions were found. The toxicology tests were also negative,” they stated.

“There were no signs of significant change due to illness in other organs that could indicate cause of death; therefore, further tests to determine the cause will be performed.”

Autopsy: No Abuse of Dead PA Prisoner; Lawyer: He Was Tortured

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

An autopsy, where a Palestinian Authority doctor and legal team were present, determined Sunday night that there were no signs of abuse or violence on the body of prisoner Arafat Jaradat, whose death a prison on Saturday set off a day of rage Sunday.

The Institute of Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir also said there were no signs of disease but that it could not yet determine the cause of death. Israeli officials said he died of a heart attack.

Palestinian Authority Prisoners Ministry lawyer Kameel Sabbagh insisted that Jaradat was tortured by Israeli interrogators. He told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency that at the prisoner’s most recent hearing last Thursday,  the prisoner complained of “serious pains in his back and other parts of his body because he was being beaten up and hanged for many long hours while he was being investigated.”

Jaradat’s family said there were signs of blood on his body, which was transferred Sunday night to Hevron for burial on Monday, and the Israeli army is on high alert for a repeat  of Sunday’s rock-throwing riots that lightly injured at least two soldiers in the Hevron area and damaged Israeli cars.

2,300 Palestinian Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Some 2,300 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails went on hunger strike Tuesday to commemorate “Palestinian Prisoner’s Day” and protest what they claim are inadequate conditions.

According to the Israel Prison Service, around 1,200 prisoners commenced an open-ended hunger strike, while the remaining prisoners declared that they would refuse food on Tuesday as a symbolic expression of solidarity.

Among the demands being made are an end to administrative detention and solitary confinement, visitation rights for families of prisoners from the Gaza Strip, and access to newspapers and more television channels. Prisoners are also protesting unscheduled night searches of their cells and the comprehensive searches their visitors are subject to upon entering the prison.

Eight pro-Palestinian activists that arrived in Israel to participate in the “flytilla” over the weekend and are currently being held at Givon Prison also declared that they will refuse food “in solidarity with the April 17 Palestinian Prisoners’ Day.”

Hunger strikes have become another component in the strategy to embarrass Israel and pressure it to make concessions. They have gained in popularity after the “successful” 67-day hunger strike of Khader Adnan, which ended when Israel agreed to release him upon the expiration of his four-month administrative detention term. Adnan is scheduled to be released Tuesday.

“Palestinian Prisoner’s day” is the latest attempt to load the Palestinian calendar with days of mass mobilization and action. Last year saw violence on Nakba day (a day that marks Israel’s independence as the Palestinians’ ‘catastrophe’), and Naksa day (a day that marks Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War as a Palestinian ‘setback’). Most recently, the Global March to Jerusalem on March 30 – the goal of which was to infiltrate Israel’s borders and counter Israel’s “Judaization” of Jerusalem – saw a tepid turnout and was considered a failure.

 

 

Israeli-Arabs Protesting the Continued Imprisonment of 2 Murderers

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

500 Israeli-Arabs were protesting on Saturday evening in Arara, and Arab village in the North. It was organized by the Balad party and the Palestinian Prisoner’s movement.

They were protesting that the continued imprisonment  of Maher and Kareem Younis. The two were arrested and given life sentences for the murder of IDF soldier Avi Bromberg 30 years ago.

The protest was against the Israeli government for not  releasing them in the Shalit deal, and against Hamas for not getting any Israeli-Arab prisoners released.

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