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Palestinian prisoner dies of cancer in Israeli prison

Jan. 20, 2018 5:15 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 23, 2018 2:47 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian prisoner died on Saturday while in Israeli custody after battle with cancer.

Hussein Husni Atallah, 57, from the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, died while inside Israel’s Ramla prison.

Atallah’s son, Muhammad, told Ma’an that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) officially informed the family of the news after a severe deterioration in his health.

Muhammad Atallah added that his father was sentenced to 35 years in prison and had served 23 of them.

According to Palestinian prisoners rights group Addameer, as of December, there were 6,171 Palestinians being held in Israeli prison, 479 of whom were serving a sentence longer than 20 years.

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