Clashes in West Bank After Death of Palestinian Prisoner Bassam al-Sayeh

Published September 11, 2019

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Palestinian youths blocked roads, burned car tires, and hurled stones at the Israeli occupation forces in al-Bireh City in the West Bank on September 9 after the death of political prisoner Bassam al-Sayeh.

Israeli occupation forces showered Palestinian militants with rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters.

Meanwhile in Ramallah, hundreds of students from Birzeit University took part in a demonstration at al-Manara Square protesting the deliberate medical neglect that killed al-Sayeh in Israeli lock-ups.

The demonstrators condemned the “security coordination” between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli army and called for activating all forms of resistance in the West Bank to respond to the Israeli crimes.

Bassam al-Sayeh, 47, died on Sunday evening at the Israeli Assaf Harofeh hospital. Al-Sayeh was suffering from blood and bone cancer and had been subjected to deliberate medical neglect by the Israel Prison Service.

About 700 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails suffer from various diseases and need urgent medical follow-up.

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From: https://english.palinfo.com/news/2019/9/9/Clashes-erupt-in-al-Bireh-over-Palestinian-prisoner-s-death