JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israel Police reportedly have summoned for questioning the Palestinian pathologist who contradicted an Israeli autopsy report saying that an Egged bus driver hanged himself.
Dr. Saber al-Aloul received the summons on Thursday, he told the Palestinian Maan news agency.
Aloul, who had been chosen by the driver’s family to participate in the autopsy at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv, said he believes that Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni was murdered. Ramouni was found hanged in his bus at a Jerusalem bus terminal.
The family also insists that Ramouni was killed, saying there were bruises on his body.
On Wednesday, Israel’s Health Ministry had released a statement saying that the findings of the autopsy indicated self-hanging by Ramouni. The statement said that the ministry is conducting laboratory tests to determine if there were any foreign substances in his body.
“During the autopsy, there was agreement – including by the pathologist chosen by the family – regarding the findings and their significance; there was no suspicion that death was caused by anyone else,” the Health Ministry said in its statement.