Ex­or­cism turns fa­tal

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A YOUNG Pales­tinian man has died af­ter be­ing badly beaten in an “ex­or­cism”, med­i­cal and po­lice sources in the West Bank town of He­bron said. The fam­ily of the 19year- old with psy­cho­log­i­cal prob­lems had called in two “heal­ers”, a man and a woman, who beat the young man to drive out evil “spir­its”, Pales­tinian po­lice sources said. He was crit­i­cally in­jured and taken to hos­pi­tal in He­bron where he died. The “heal­ers” were ar­rested, as were the vic­tim’s fa­ther and brother.

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