(MENAFN - Palestine News Network) PNN/ Ramle/
Head of the prisoners and ex-prisoner affairs committee, Maj. Gen. Qadri Abu Bakr, announced on Tuesday the death of Nassar Taqatqa while in solitary confinement in the Israeli prison of Nitzan in Al-Ramle.
Abu Bakr said that the Israeli occupation forces had arrested Taqatqa a month ago, after raiding the house his family home in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and transferred him to the Al-Jalameh detention center for investigation, before they transferred to solitary confinement in "Nitzan prison, and he was martyred there.
The prisoner's family confirmed that their son did not suffer any health issues and that this is his first arrest.
The Palestinian Prisoners' Club held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for his death and for the fate of all the prisoners in their prisons, especially that the prisoner Taqaqta was martyred during the period of investigation, which requires stopping at this period in which interrogators carry out the most severe types of psychological and physical torture.
The club pointed out that this martyrdom brings the number of prisoner martyrs to 220.
Israeli Prison Service closed all the prisons following Taqatqa's death, and prevented lawyers from visiting the prisoners.