Palestinian detainee protest, Gaza 370.
(photo credit: Photo: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)
A Palestinian prisoner from east Jerusalem died after an infectious disease in
Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon, the Prisons Service
announced a few hours later.
The prisoner, 59-year-old Ali Kara’in, was
serving a life sentence for murdering his spouse in 2010.
He had been
suffering from the illness for over a year, the service said, and had been
treated in a number of Israeli hospitals.
Earlier Wednesday, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that several Palestinians had suffered from tear gas inhalation during clashes with IDF soldiers that broke in the town of al-Khader south of Bethlehem during a protest over the issue of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
The issue has been at the center of Palestinian attention in recent months, particularly following the death of Arafat Jaradat
who died of a heart attack in February, and more recently Maissara Abu Hamdiyeh's death from cancer.
Both cases sparked protests and hunger strikes
by Palestinians who accuse Israel of medical negligence.