The Palestinian leadership on Tuesday blamed Israel for the death of a long-term prisoner with cancer, further hiking tensions over what is already a tinderbox issue.
An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers in the West Bank city of Hebron following the death of a Palestinian prisoner on April 2, 2013. The Palestinian leadership blamed Israel for the death of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, a long-term prisoner with cancer, hiking tensions over a tinderbox issue closely followed on the Palestinian street.
The death of Maisara Abu Hamdiyeh, a 63-year-old from Hebron who suffered from throat cancer, sparked outrage over Israel's failure to release him early on compassionate grounds.
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