Palestine

Palestinian Prisoners Riot over Inmate's Death

Died of cancer at hospital. Israel accused of negligence.

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Palestinian prisoners rioted Tuesday following news of a fellow inmate's death of cancer, and Israeli prison guards fired tear gas to quell the disturbances, an Israeli official said.

Palestinian officials said Israel was responsible for the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, charging medical negligence. The 64-year-old was serving a life sentence for his role in a foiled attempt to bomb a busy cafe in Jerusalem in 2002.