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Monday, August 10, 2009

Another Hamas prisoner "commits suicide" in PA prison

In February, a Hamas member died in a PA prison. Hamas accused the PA of torture; the PA claimed that it was a suicide, by hanging. The PA investigation found - surprise, surprise - that this religious Muslim did indeed commit suicide, and there were no signs of torture on his body (even though other witnesses said they had seen evidence of torture.)

Now we have an incredible case of deja vu:
A Hamas-affiliated detainee died while in the custody of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces at Juneid prison in Nablus, a security official told Ma'an on Monday afternoon.

Hamas said his death was the result of torture.

According to the PA's version of events, Hamarna was found dead after he hung himself with a bed sheet tied around his neck.
What a coincidence!