The Oppression of Palestine | Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh

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A Palestinian prisoner sentenced to life has died in Israel, sparking unrest and a three-day hunger strike in several jails. The Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has blamed the death on Israel.

Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, serving a life sentence since 2002 for attempted murder, membership in Hamas and weapons possession, was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus two months ago.

The Israeli Prison Service turned to the pardons committee to carry out the inmate’s release a week ago when his condition worsened drastically, but he died at Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba before the procedure was complete.

 

A Palestinian woman holds a picture of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, an Israeli-held prisoner who died of cancer while in detention, during a protest against his death in Gaza City on April 2, 2013.(AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed)

A Palestinian woman holds a picture of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, an Israeli-held prisoner who died of cancer while in detention, during a protest against his death in Gaza City on April 2, 2013.(AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed)

 

His death set off a series of riots in the Ketziot, Eshel and Ramon prisons, with inmates banging on cell doors and throwing objects. Police had to be called to calm the unrest, with security stepped up in case of further incidents.

Palestinians also demonstrated over the death in the Hebron area, throwing Molotov cocktails at police. Qadura Fares, head of an advocacy group for Palestinian prisoners, indicated to AFP that Israel is to blame for the prisoner’s death because of its “refusal to release him for treatment,” despite repeated requests, some of which came from abroad.

“The Israeli refusal to address our appeals to release Abuhamdieh led to a deterioration in his condition,”the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said at Fatah’s central committee meeting. “We turned to many countries and to the international community to act on behalf of the Palestinian prisoners, but Israel did not sway from its position.”

The late inmate’s son, Tareq, pointed out that the family is demanding an autopsy by Palestinian experts to determine the cause of the death.

 

Palestinian stone throws take cover during clashes with Israeli security in the West Bank city of Hebron following the death of a Palestinian prisoner on April 2, 2013.(AFP Photo / Hazem Bader)

Palestinian stone throws take cover during clashes with Israeli security in the West Bank city of Hebron following the death of a Palestinian prisoner on April 2, 2013.(AFP Photo / Hazem Bader)

 

Relatives of the late Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh spoke with RT about his condition when he was still alive, at the beginning of March, emphasizing the severity of his physical condition.

“We were sitting next to him, barely hearing his voice. He can’t eat, he has no appetite. We fed him, forced him to eat to stay alive somehow. Seven months ago, his condition began to worsen, and he addressed the prison administration to allow him a medical examination,” his wife indicated.

“If the measures had been taken back then, when he first complained, the situation would be different. Occupational authorities are bearing full responsibility for any unfavorable outcome,” Hamdiyeh’s brother added.

 

Palestinian demonstrators take cover behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron following the death of a Palestinian prisoner on April 2, 2013.(AFP Photo / Marco Longari)

Palestinian demonstrators take cover behind a makeshift barricade during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron following the death of a Palestinian prisoner on April 2, 2013.(AFP Photo / Marco Longari)

 

In February, the 30-year-old prisoner Arafat Jaradat apparently died of cardiac arrest at the Meggido detention center in northern Israel following interrogation, raising suspicions he had been tortured. His death triggered mass violent protests on the West Bank, and thousands of prisoners went on hunger strike.

 

Screenshot from RT video showing the photo of the late Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh

Screenshot from RT video showing the photo of the late Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh

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