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Palestinian detainee commits suicide in Bethlehem jail
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December 24, 2013 16:21

A Palestinian detainee was found dead in his prison cell in Bethlehem on Monday night.

The man was identified as 47-year-old Nawwaf al Kawazbah, from the village of Sa’ir in the Hebron area.



He was recently arrested by the PA's Preventive Security Force.

Bethlehem governor Abdel Fattah Hamayel said that al Kawazbah died after hanging himself in his cell.

Hamayel said that the detainee had been arrested for criminal offenses. He said that the prison guards tried to save his life after he was found hanging in his cell, but to no avail.

Last May, Palestinian Authority policemen shot and killed al Kawazbah’s wife, Khuloud. The PA said that the woman was in a car with her husband, who refused to stop for a routine check.

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