Medics: 12 hospitalized after Hebron protest over prisoner death

Maan News Agency | April 2, 2013

211128_345x230[1]HEBRON (Ma’an) — Twelve Palestinians were hospitalized Tuesday after clashes with Israeli forces in Hebron during a protest over the death of a detainee with cancer in Israeli custody, medics said.

Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh died in Israel’s Soroka hospital on Tuesday morning after efforts by the Palestinian leadership and popular protests to secure his release failed.

In central Hebron, Hamdiyeh’s hometown, protesters threw rocks at an Israeli military base.

Dozens of Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at demonstrators, Red Crescent medics told Ma’an.

Twelve Palestinians were hospitalized for injuries caused by rubber bullets, they said, adding that others were treated at the scene.

The Palestinian leadership on blamed Israel for Abu Hamdiyeh’s death.

“The death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh shows the Israeli government’s arrogance and intransigence over the prisoners,” President Mahmoud Abbas told reporters at the start of a meeting of his Fatah movement in Ramallah.

“We tried to get him released for treatment but the Israeli government refused to let him out, which led to his death,” Abbas said, with his spokesman laying the blame squarely on the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The Palestinian presidency holds the Netanyahu government responsible for the martyrdom of prisoner Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh,” Nabil Abu Rudeineh said.


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  • Clashes over death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, al-Khader, Apr. 2, 2013  – ICAI2
  • Protest over death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Jerusalem, Apr. 2, 2013 – ICAI2
  • Clashes over death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Hebron, Apr. 2, 2013 – ICAI2
  • Protest over death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Jenin, Apr. 2, 2013 – ICAI2
  • Protest over death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Nablus, Apr. 2, 2013 – ICAI2
  • Protest over death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Ramallah, Apr. 2, 2013 – ICAI2
  • Protest over death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Gaza, Apr. 2, 2013 – ICAI2



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