Palestine: Palestinian-American dies after abduction by Israeli occupiers

Source: New York Times

“An elderly Palestinian American was found dead early Wednesday shortly after a brief detention by Israeli troops in a village in the occupied West Bank, prompting the U.S. government to call for an investigation into his death. The man, who was named by American and Palestinian officials as Omar Asad, died of a heart attack after being detained during a nighttime raid on Jiljilya, a Palestinian village near the city of Ramallah, the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said he was 80. The Israeli Army said in a statement that a Palestinian man in Jiljilya ‘was apprehended after resisting a check’ during an Israeli raid, before later being released alive. The statement added that the Israeli military police were investigating the incident.” (01/12/22)