Yasser Hamed Eshteyya

February 8, 2019: Yasser Hamed Eshteyya, 36, died in the Israeli prison of Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) due to a lack of adequate medical treatment.

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported that Yasser was serving a life term in Israeli prison after he was convicted of a criminal charge in 2009.

Israeli sources said Eshteyya was found dead in his cell, and the Israeli Prison Authority “initiated an investigation into his death.”

His death just came two days after another political prisoner, identified as Fares Baroud, 51, from Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza, died due to the lack of medical treatment.

Yasser was from Tal village, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Source: IMEMC