Hamas holds Israel responsible for death of sick prisoner

Sami Abu Diyak
Sami Abu Diyak

Days Of Palestine - Gaza

The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, on Tuesday held Israel responsible for the death of the cancer-stricken Palestinian prisoner Sami Abu Diyak in Israeli jails.

Hamas in an official statement accused Israel of killing Abu Diyak by refusing to provide him the necessary treatment despite all the medical reports confirming the serious deterioration in his health.

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Hamas said that the deliberate medical neglect policy pursued by the Israel Prison Service against Palestinian detainees is a "crime against humanity".

The Islamic Movement called on all concerned humanitarian and legal organizations to act urgently to save the lives of thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails and hold Israel accountable for its crimes.

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It stressed that Israel's heinous crimes will never break the Palestinian detainees' will, and vowed to continue to resist the occupation until all prisoners are freed and an end is put to their suffering.

Sami Abu Diyak, 36, was pronounced dead earlier on Tuesday at the Israeli jail after his health condition deteriorated due to deliberate medical neglect.