Family of Palestinian American who died after detention calls for international investigation

Summary by Ground News
Omar Assad died early Wednesday after being stopped by Israeli soldiers in the Palestinian village of Jiljilya. A military official has said that Assad was detained after he resisted a roadside identification check and that he was alive when he was released soon after. Three Palestinian villagers who said they were on the scene said Assad was unresponsive when soldiers left him blindfolded and lying on his stomach on the ground.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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Family of Palestinian American who died after detention calls for international investigation

The family of Omar Assad, a Palestinian American man who died last week after being detained by Israeli soldiers, has demanded an international investigation into his death. 

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