July 21st, 2021: Abdo Yousef Khatib Tamimi, 43, died while in Israeli custody at the al-Maskobiyya detention center and interrogation facility in Jerusalem. His family said he was tortured while under interrogation.
Hasan Abed-Rabbo, the media advisor of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, stated that Abdo Yousef Khatib Tamimi, 43, from Shu’fat refugee camp, died while being held at the interrogation center.
According to Abed-Rabbo, Abdo Tamimi had been taken prisoner on Sunday, due to a traffic citation and because he was driving his car without a driver’s license.
Abed-Rabbo held Israel fully responsible for his death, especially since the interrogation facility did not reveal sufficient information regarding his death, except for claiming that he suffered a heart attack.
The Palestinian was a married father of four children, and his wife is also pregnant.
His cousin said that Abdo was beaten up by the soldiers and added that the army abducted seven of his relatives for protesting his death.
He stated that the family received information from Palestinians who were detained in the same facility, informing them that Abdo was tortured and beaten up by the soldiers during interrogation.
The Tamimi family demanded an autopsy that would be attended by a Palestinian doctor and added that the young man was healthy and that he was tortured, including being subjected to electric shocks.
Abdo was from Shu’fat refugee camp near Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC