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
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
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.