US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell have called for a thorough investigation into the death of 80-year-old Omar Abdelmajid As’ad, a Palestinian-American man who was beaten to death by Israeli occupation forces during a raid into the village of Jiljilya in the occupied West Bank last week.
“Two days ago, Israeli troops stopped a car driven by 80-year-old Palestinian-American Omar Abdulmajeed Asaad. They dragged him from the car, beat him, and left him on the ground to die. This is outrageous! I call on Secretary Blinken to investigate,” said Tlaib in a tweet.
Dingell also tweeted, “My heart is with Omar Abdalmajeed As’ad’s family as they grieve this awful loss with real uncertainty. The circumstances surrounding his death are gravely concerning, and we need a full and thorough investigation to get answers now.”
Yesterday, US Congresswoman Marie Newman said she was “deeply disturbed by reports of Israeli troops dragging, beating and leaving an 80-year-old Palestinian-American on the ground, where he later died of a heart attack… I echo the State Department in demanding a full investigation into this incident.”