LAST_UPDATEWed, 20 Jun 2018 12pm

Palestinian Dies Hours After Arrest By Israeli Forces

Yasin Omar SaradeehYasin Omar Saradeeh

RAMALLAH -- A Palestinian man died a few hours after he was arrested by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Jericho, the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) said Thursday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

The family of Yasin Omar Saradeeh, 33, was informed by Israeli authorities of his death from "convulsions and suffocation resulting from tear gas," said the PPC in a press statement.

According to witnesses, the Israeli forces threw tear gas grenades at Palestinian houses during an earlier raid into the neighbourhood of Jericho where Saradeeh and his family lived.

Saradeeh's family told reporters that the man was beaten up by Israeli solders during his arrest and that he inhaled a lot of tear gas, noting that he did not suffer form any illnesses.

The PPC affirmed that the Israeli authorities accepted a Palestinian request to include a Palestinian forensic physician in the autopsy process.