Palestinian Inmate Cancer-Patient Dies in Israeli Jail

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Hamas spokesman says Kamal Abu Waer’s death 'an organized war crime'

An Palestinian prisoner died Tuesday at a hospital inside an Israeli jail, according to the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS).

The PPS said the health of Kamal Abu Wa'ar, 46, deteriorated because of Israeli "medical negligence" inside the jail where he suffered from throat cancer and did not receive proper care.

A spokesman for the Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, said Abu Wa'ar’s death was "an organized war crime [...] and reflects the [Israeli] occupier criminality."

Born in 1974, Kamal Abu Wa'ar who was from Qabatiya in the northern West Bank was detained in 2003 where he received six life sentences, plus 50 years, under accusations of resisting Israeli occupation.

His death puts the number of Palestinian detainees who have died in Israeli jails at 226, according to the PPS.

"Israel" is currently holding 5,400 Palestinian political detainees, including 42 women, 200 children and 450 held under the Israeli administrative detention policy with no charge or trial, based on Palestinian group's statistics.

Source: The news first appeared on Anadolu Agency, along with the cover photo. 

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