Hamas decries death of Palestinian in Israeli regime detention

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Hamas decries death of Palestinian in Israeli regime detention
23 Oct

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas has denounced Zionist regime;s shooting of a Palestinian who martyred later in detention.

Raed al-Salihi martyred Sunday of his wounds sustained during a raid by Israeli regime military forces near a refugee camp in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem on August 9.

The wounded man was detained by Israeli forces and later taken to Israel’s Hadassah hospital in al-Quds for treatment, where he died.

Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said in a statement on Monday that the death of Salihi is a new multi-dimensional crime.

The incident, he said, is a further evidence of the Israeli regime’s “insistence on violating all humanitarian norms,” which requires “holding it accountable.”

Qassem stressed that Israeli crimes against the Palestinian detainees “would not break their will, neither weaken their resolve and steadfastness.” For the movement, he said, the freedom of the detainees is a top priority.

More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held in Israeli jails. Hundreds have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention, under which Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli jails without trial or charge.

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