Omar Assad, Npr News, Israel discussed on All Things Considered


Vaccine rules from the Supreme Court today Andrea thanks a lot Thanks sorry You're listening to all things considered from NPR news An 80 year old Palestinian American died of a heart attack in the occupied West Bank after Israeli troops detained him this week Israel says its investigating and the U.S. State Department has taken an interest in the case And pierce Daniel estrin reports from Tel Aviv Omar Assad lived in Milwaukee for decades His family says he ran a supermarket there and moved back to the West Bank ten years ago At night he'd meet with his family His old man we go every day and I just stay with him His cousin of de la Assad says on Tuesday night they lit a fireplace played cards then Omar drove home around 3 a.m. On his way Israeli soldiers stopped him He says neighbors watched Omar yell at the soldiers in English and then soldiers dragged him to a construction site nearby They had ten He says his cousin was detained there with four other villagers who told them they were all blindfolded gagged handcuffed with plastic zip ties and Omar Assad died Palestinian health officials say he suffered a heart attack He had a history of heart disease Is 80 years old to make like this is very bad The villagers told him when soldiers saw the man died in their custody they cut all the men's handcuffs and left Israeli military spokesman amnon schaeffler read a statement about what happened Israel defense forces operated to thwart terrorist activity in the area of Joel Julia He said the elderly Palestinian was apprehended after resisting a check and he was released later that night He would not say on record if the Palestinian man was alive when the soldiers released him Israel defense forces will investigate this event in a thorough and professional manner acting in line with our values and protocols State Department spokesman Ned price told reporters the U.S. asked Israel for clarification about what happened to Assad a U.S. citizen as you may have seen the Israeli defense forces have indicated there's an ongoing investigation into the matter And we support a thorough investigation into the circumstances of this incident Violence in the West Bank has increased recently including a fatal Palestinian shooting of an Israeli an Israeli settler attacks on Palestinians and their property Overnight Israeli arrest rates are common just last week Israel says troops came under fire and killed a Palestinian assailant Abdullah Assad says his elderly cousin was a homebody who played cards at night and did not deserve to die yesterday He says Palestinians need the conflict to end We need to go to Israel and to talk to Israel We need this We need this We need this together There have been no Israeli–Palestinian peace talks since the Obama administration's efforts failed in 2014 and the bite in administration says conditions are not ripe for peace talks now Daniel Esther and NPR news Tel Aviv Even before COVID increased the number of inmates kept in isolation a prison in Texas has had one of the most restrictive policies for solitary confinement But a radio project is helping those inmates find community and reflect on how they ended up on death row Hear more about that story from our daily news podcast consider this wherever you get your podcasts Our time now is 5 48 thanks for listening to all things considered on 90.1 ABE I'm Jim berez On the.

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