Palestinian injured detainee succumbs to his wounds

al-salhi 21 died

Palestinian detainee Raed al-Salhi, 21, died on Sunday due to injuries he sustained after being shot by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in August.

Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs Commission confirmed the death of Salhi in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital where he has been detained since his injury on 9th August.

Head of the Commission, Isa Qaraqe, said in a statement that IOF soldiers shot Salhi many times near the entrance to Doheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem and that he was left bleeding for a long time before being transferred to the hospital while in a critical condition.

According to PIC reporter, Salhi was severely injured after the IOF raided his house and shot him from zero distance.

He reported that Salha, who was in a very serious health condition and who has been in a coma since the first moment of his detention, remained detained in the intensive care unit until he was pronounced dead today.

For his part, media spokesman of the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies, Riyad al-Ashqar, held the Israeli forces responsible for the death of Salhi, pointing to the deliberate medical negligence policy practiced against him.

He added that two other Palestinians, namely, Mohammed al-Jallad, 24, and Fatima Taqatqa, 16, died in 2017 after being shot by the Israeli soldiers and arrested despite their injury.

Salhi’s death brought the number of the Palestinian prisoners who died while in detention to 212, four of whom were killed during the Jerusalem Intifada which erupted in October 2015.

(Source / 03.09.2017)

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