The funeral of prisoner Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh in Hebron today was attended by thousands of mourners who lined the streets as the funeral procession set off from al-Ahli hospital towards al-Shuhada cemetery where the body will be buried.
Abu Hamdiyeh died of throat cancer on Tuesday, shackled to his bed in Israeli custody, after finally being transferred from prison to Sokora hospital. Demonstrations have been staged across the Occupied West Bank to campaign against the medical negligence of Israel which lead to Abu Hamdiyeh’s death.
Two Palestinian teenagers were also killed in clashes with Israeli Forces last night and their funerals will be held today in Tulkarem.
These killings have prompted further unrest across the territory and a general strike was observed in East Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus. Much of the activity has been centered around Hebron where protests have taken place in Bab al-Azawiya, al-Arub refugee camp, and Beit Umar. Israeli Forces have responded with tear gas and rubber bullets resulting in several injuries. Alongside the clashes around Hebron there have been eruptions around Qalandia checkpoint and the villages of Burin and Salfit in the north.