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Majestic official and popular funeral, to bid farewell to prisoners movement’s martyr, comrade Yasser Hamdouni
September 30, 2016

Palestinian masses, as well as representatives and leaders of national forces, institutions and factions, took the Jenin streets on Tuesday to bid farewell to prisoner Yasser Hamdouni, from Yabad town, who was murdered earlier this week, by medical negligence in an Israeli occupation prison.

Hamdouni's funeral became a national anger march, in which thousands shouted slogans against Israeli crimes, called for national unity, demanded the release of all prisoners, and condemned Israeli policies and international silence.

The martyr was officialy honored with a 21-firing salute and then the crowd marched through Jenin streets, headed by the martyr's mother, carrying the coffin on their shoulders.

Yabad mayor, Samer Abu Bakr, denounced Hamdouni’s murder, and said that Palestinians will forever stand by the detainees.

Head of the Prisoners Affairs Committee, Issa Qaraqe, raised the alarm over the surge in the number of Palestinians killed due to medical neglect in Israeli jails. “Israeli prisons have become a place where death and diseases are best nurtured,” said Qaraqe, adding that over 1,800 Palestinian prisoners have been diagnosed with critical diseases in Israeli penitentiaries and they risk of dying at any moment.


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