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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday April 02, 2013
Palestinian political prisoner dies in Israeli hospital and dozens injured during clashes all over the west Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian political detainee Maisara Abu Hamdiyya, 64, died at the Intensive Care Unit at the Soroka Israeli hospital on Tuesday morning suffering from an advanced stage of cancer resulting of medical negligence in Israeli prisons.
Abu Hamdiyya was kidnapped by the army in 2002 and was sentenced to a life term; he suffered from throat cancer and was moved a few days ago from Eshil prison to the Soroka Israeli hospital in Beersheba (Be’er As-Sabe’) after a serious deterioration in his health condition.
According to the Palestinian Political prisoners’ society, there are 20 detainees held by the Israeli army who suffer from cancer and lack the needed medical care.
From their part all Palestinian detainees held by Israeli, totaling around 4500, decided to hold hunger strike starting Tuesday in all Israeli prisons and detention facilities. Clashes in detention camps were also reported today, according to local sources around 50 prisoners were injured during the clashes with Israeli soldiers.
Elsewhere protests were organized on Tuesday all over the West Bank demanding an international investigation into Abu Hamdiyya death.
Palestinian medical sources announced that at least 70 were injured by Israeli gunfire and tear gas in various parts of the West Bank during the clashes between local protesters and Israeli soldiers.
Clashes were reported in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Jerusalem’s old city, and the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Moreover 10 Palestinian youth were arrested by Israeli troops during the protests organized in East Jerusalem on Tuesday, local sources reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday April 02nd news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.