Ramallah (QNN)- New information regarding the murder of Nassar Taqatqa (31 years old) confirmed that he was killed under torture during interrogation in Israeli jail.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club said that Taqatqa was arrested in June 19, 2019 during a raid by Israeli special forces into his house in Beit Fajjar in Bethlehem before he was taken to Maskubeyyeh interrogation centre then to Jalameh interrogation centre. Taqatqa’s health started to deteriorate after the interrogation, according to eye witnesses.
Taqatqa was put in Mageddo jail on July, 9, where Israeli jailers brutally beat and handcuffed him to a bed.
On last Thursday, the jail administration rejected to get him out of solitary confinement claiming that he is punished. On Sunday, he was placed under special measures because of his deteriorating health condition, then sent to Ramleh hospital until he passed away on Tuesday.
The Prisoners Club assured that Taqata was subjected to torture in Megeddo jail before he died. Initial information stated that he had broken bones in his arms and legs because of torture.
Human rights organizations, including B’Tselem Israeli group, confirmed that Israel uses systematic psychological and physical torture against Palestinian prisoners. Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have been killed before under torture like Aziz Oweisat from Jerusalem, whose body is still held by the Israelis.