An Israeli pathologist will join a delegation of pathologists from Jordan, for a joint examination of the circumstances of Ziad Abu Ein’s death following the incident in Turmus Ayya. IDF reviews circumstances of incident in Turmus Ayya
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit)
Earlier today, approximately 200 rioters gathered in Turmus Ayya, near Ramallah. Forces halted the progress of the rioters into the civilian community of Adei-Ad using riot dispersal means. The IDF is reviewing the circumstances of the participation of Ziad Abu Ein, and his later death.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav (Poli) Mordechai, and his Palestinian counterpart, Hussein Al-Sheikh, have agreed that an Israeli pathologist will join a delegation of pathologists from Jordan, for a joint examination of the circumstances of Ziad Abu Ein’s death.
Additionally, a proposal has been made to the Palestinians to establish a joint investigation team to review the incident.
PM Netanyahu sends message to the Palestinian Authority
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message – via his personal emissary, attorney Isaac Molcho – to the Palestinian Authority to the effect that Israel will investigate the incident that took place earlier today near Ramallah. The Prime Minister, who has been holding security consultations throughout the day, pointed to the need to calm the situation and act responsibly.
Statement by Defense Minister Yaalon
"The event in which Ziad Abu Ein died is under investigation by the IDF. We express sorrow over his death. We have proposed a joint investigation to the Palestinian Authority and that a joint autopsy be carried out on Abu Ein’s body. Security stability is important to both sides and we will continue coordination with the PA."
Preliminary autopsy report on Ziad Abu Ein
(Communicated by the Health Ministry Spokesperson)
The autopsy was carried out at the forensics institute in Abu Dis. Participating in the autopsy were Dr. Chen Kugel and Dr. Maya Furman from the National Institute of Forensic Medicine, as well as representatives from the Palestinian forensics institute and doctors from Jordan.
The death of Ziad Abu Ein was caused by a blockage of the coronary artery (one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart) due to hemorrhaging underneath a layer of atherosclerotic plaque. The bleeding could have been caused by stress. Indications of light hemorrhaging and localized pressure were found in his neck.
The deceased suffered from ischemic heart disease; blood vessels in his heart were found to be over 80% blocked by plaque. Old scars indicating that he suffered from previous myocardial infarctions were also found. The poor condition of the deceased’s heart caused him to be more sensitive to stress.
It is necessary to wait for the medical treatment report before determining more incisive explanations on this matter.
Indications of CPR were found.
These preliminary findings will require verification after the results of the investigation and lab results are received.