Wael Karawi (MaanImages)
11 mars Jerusalem - Ma'an - On Sunday, Ma'an News Agency discovered that the Palestinian who was beaten to death by the Israeli police on Salah ed-Din street in Jerusalem, Wael Karawi aged 32, was a lieutenant in the Palestinian central intelligence service, which is headed by Tawfiq Tirawi.
Karawi, who was also a taxi driver, was brutally beaten by the Israeli border police until he died on Saturday. The Israeli authorities detained his body at Al-Mascoubiyya interrogation center and when his family arrived at the centre, they were also brutally beaten and abused.
Vast crowds of people participated in the funeral procession of Karawi on Sunday, which was at the location of his birthplace in the At-Tour neighborhood. Clashes erupted between the mourners and the Israeli police during the funeral. The police besieged the funeral and shot rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowds.
Palestinian security sources in the northern West Bank city of Ramallah affirmed to Ma'an that Karawi did not suffer from any illness that could have caused his death. He was killed as a result of being brutally beaten by the Israeli police.
It is not yet clear whether the Israelis deliberately targeted him because they had known that he was a Palestinian intelligence officer or it was one of the many arbitrary assaults on Palestinians.