Bethlehem (QNN)- Hundreds of Palestinians took part on Thursday in the funeral of ex-detainee in Israeli jails, Hussein Masalma, as he died on Wednesday, after a long struggle with illness and due to medical negligence, in a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah.
The Palestinians participated in the funeral after various Palestinian political factions declared today a general strike and called for massive popular protests across the occupied West Bank.
39-year-old Masalma, who was recently released from an Israeli prison after his condition seriously deteriorated, has died at a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah, in central West Bank on Wednesday.
Masalma, who is from the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, was released from Israeli prisons in February 2021, after serving a 19-year sentence, when his condition became extremely serious after he was denied from receiving an urgent specialized medical treatment for Leukemia.
Masalma was first moved to Hadassah Israeli medical center, before being sent, a week ago, to the Istishari Arab Hospital in Ramallah and he started suffering from complications and sharp pain in late 2020.
However, the occupation state took more than a month to send him to the clinic of the Negev Desert detention camp and was only moved to an Israeli hospital when his condition became very serious, and the physicians found out that he has an End-Stage of Leukemia.
Masalma was arrested in 2002 for resisting the occupation and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Masalma stated after his release that he has been suffering for two years and that the Israeli physicians didn’t render an accurate diagnosis to his condition.
(Source / 23.09.2021)