Human rights groups on Thursday accused Israeli authorities of torturing a Palestinian detainee to death.
Abdu al-Khatib, 43, lost his life during interrogation at al-Moscobiyeh interrogation center in occupied East Jerusalem.
“Testimonies gathered from his families and other detainees show that he was electrified and beaten,” Amani Sarahneh, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Prisoners Society NGO, told Anadolu Agency.
She said causes of the death will be determined after conducting an autopsy on al-Khatib’s body.
“Palestinian NGOs and Jerusalem governorate accuse Israel of killing al-Khatib,” Sarahneh said.
A father of four, al-Khatib, from Shufat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, was detained by Israeli forces for a traffic violation.
Around 4,850 Palestinians are estimated to be held in Israeli prisons, including 41 women, 225 children and 540 administrative detainees, according to Palestinian rights groups.