Palestinian Political Detainee Dies in Israeli Jail Due To Stroke

Yasser Thiab Hamdouni. (Photo: via Twitter)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

Palestinian Detainee, Yasser Thiab Hamdouni, 40, from Jenin, died today after suffering a stroke at the Israeli Rimon Prison.

Hamdouni suffered from a  stroke that resulted in bleeding in the brain. He lost consciousness and was transferred to Soruka Hospital in Bir Alsabaa.

He was announced dead before he left the prison gates, according to sources at the Israeli prison.

(Translation: mother of Palestinian detainee Yasser Hamdouni holds a picture of him during an event in solidarity with Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails)

Hamdouni was sentenced to life in Israeli jails in 2000 after he was allegedly involved in a military operation that resulted in the death of an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank.

In prison, he was tortured and suffered from wounds in his ears, according to Palestinian sources. He also suffered from severe medical neglect for several months while in prison.

Hamdouni was subjected to harsh interrogation, causing him to suffer from chronic heart and lung complications.

The Israeli prison service deployed their forces as Palestinian prisoners announced their mobilization in Rimon and Nafha Prisons to protest the death of Hamdouni.

Hamdouni is not the first Palestinian prisoner to die in Israeli jails due to medical negligence and torture. Some 210 Palestinians have died in Israeli jails since 1967.


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