Palestinian prisoner suddenly dies in Israeli prison, amid reports of widespread systematic tortureForbes selects young Jordanian entrepreneurs on its 30 under 30 list

estinian detainee Tha’er Sameeh Abu Asab, 38 years old, has suddenly died in the Israeli prison of Naqab, the PLO Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs announced last night, bringing the total number of prisoners and detainees who have died in Israeli prisons since October 7 to six.

This comes amid reports of widespread physical and psychological torture, including the use of inhumane techniques to instill terror among the Palestinian prisoners and detainees, by Israeli occupation authorities.

Qaddura Fares, the Head of the Committee for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs, confirmed the death of the detainee Tha’er Sameeh Abu Asab, who hails from Qalqilya, in a phone call with WAFA. Abu Asab had been detained since May 27, 2005, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The Committee stated in a press release that the Israeli occupation is carrying out out targeted assassinations against detainees with premeditation. It held the international powers supporting the Israeli occupation responsible
for the ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the continuous aggression against our people everywhere, including detainees in Israeli prisons.

Last Tuesday, detainee Ahmed Mohamed Marei, 33, from the town of Qarawat Bani Hassan in Salfit Governorate was also pronounced dead in mysterious circumstances in Megiddo Prison.

Since the start of the all-out Israeli aggression against our people on October 7, Palestinian detainees in Israeli occupation prisons have been subjected to physical and verbal torture, as well as deprivation of life essentials, according to testimonies of released detainees and statements from prisoner advocacy organizations.

Source: Palestine news and Information Agency – WAFA

Forbes magazine has selected Jaser Al-Harasis and Thaer El-Ledawi, the founders of ROBOTNA, a Jordanian EdTech company, on its 30 under 30 2023 list of the most influential people on social impact in the Middle East and North Africa.

Selecting Al-Harasis and El-Ledawi is made thanks to the company’s social impact in education in the Arab world, particularly in light of its cutting-edge educational solutions built on artificial intelligence and student interaction, according to a company statement.

ROBOTNA has had a positive impact on the lives of over 50,000 children and young people from various Arab countries, and this selection is the culmination of Al-Harasis and El-Ledawi’s tireless efforts in developing educational technology and improving learning opportunities for the region’s rising generations.

Source: Jordan News Agency