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Thousands Attend Palestinian Prisoner's Funeral

Thousands of mourners on Thursday attended the funeral of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh who died two days earlier in Israeli custody.

A military funeral set off from al-Ahli hospital toward Abu Aished hospital in the Wadi al-Haria area South of the city. The body will be buried in al-Shuhada cemetery in the Southern suburb in Hebron, Ma'an reported.

Hamdiyeh died of cancer in Israeli custody, shortly after being transferred from prison to Soroka hospital in late March suffering from throat cancer which had spread to his spinal cord.

Issa Qaraqe, the Palestinian Authority prisoners minister, said Abu Hamdiyeh's cancer spread because he did not receive treatment earlier.

Clashes erupted in different areas in Hebron, heavily in Tareq Bin Ziyad street in the Southern area of the city where Israeli soldiers detained school students for stone throwing.

Clashes also erupted at al-Aroun refugee camp where Palestinians threw stones. Dozens of Palestinians were suffocated by the gas.

Meanwhile thousands of mourners attended the funeral of the two teenagers that were shot dead by Israeli troops on Wednesday in Tulkarem.

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