Prisoner Ra’ed Jabari dies in Israeli jail

35-year-old prisoner Ra’ed Al-Jabari, from Al-Khalil city, was proclaimed dead on Tuesday in an Israeli jail.

The Palestinian prisoner society said that Jabari died in Eshel jail under mysterious circumstances and held his jailers fully responsible for his death.

Abdul-Salam al-Jabari, the prisoner’s father, accused Israel of killing his son and demanded an immediate investigation.

The father said that Ra’ed spoke to his wife and children on Sunday and was in a good physical condition.

The Israeli prison authority claimed that the prisoner committed suicide, but the Palestinian prisoner society belied the Israeli allegation and called for international probe into the cause of his death.

In a separate incident, more than 40 Palestinian families of prisoners in al-Khalil on Monday handed the Red Cross a protest petition against Israel’s confiscation of their prison visit permits.

The petition was submitted during a sit-in organized by the families outside the Red Cross headquarters in the city.

The families appealed to the Red Cross to seriously move to enable them to see their sons regularly in Israeli jails and pressure the Israeli side to end its arbitrary measures against all relatives of prisoners.

Israeli intelligence officers at Addahirya and Tarqoumiya checkpoints last week prevented over 40 Palestinian families from al-Khalil from visiting their relatives and sons in Ramon jail and confiscated their visit permits. (infopalestina)

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