Archbishop Leads Jerusalem’s Sit-In for Prisoners


Source: FARS News Agency

 Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna with Palestinian residents

Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna with Palestinian residents

TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinian residents organized a sit-in in front of the Red Cross encouraging detainees on hunger strike and in solidarity with the loss of detainee Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh.

erusalem figures and families of detainees participated in the demonstration.

Orthodox Archbishop Atallah Hanna said that “we are in the heart of Jerusalem expressing solidarity with all our detainees, especially our Hebron people who lost detainee Maysara, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.

“This sit-in is to tell them that we don’t forget them and we reject Israeli brutality against detainees.”

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 was buried in al-Shuhada cemetery in the Southern suburb in Hebron.

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.


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