Israel hands over body of Palestinian detainee Sami Abu Diyyak

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RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COMThe Israeli occupation authorities on Friday handed over the body of the Palestinian detainee Sami Abu Diyak to Jordan, according to the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission.

Head of the Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission, Qadri Abu Baker, said that the Israeli authorities returned Abu Diyak’s body, upon the request of his family, through Allenby Bridge.

Abu Baker noted that his commission had asked the Israeli authorities to hand them over Abu Diyak’s body but the latter rejected.

Abu Diyak, 36, died while in Israeli custody on 26 November, following 17 years of detention, due to cancer and other serious health problems as well as deliberate medical negligence by the Israel Prison Service.

Abu Diyak was the fifth Palestinian detainee to die in Israeli jails as a result of torture or medical neglect in 2019.

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