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Hevron Arabs Riot over Cancer Death

Dozens threw rocks and fire bombs at IDF soldiers following death of elderly terrorist.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 4/3/2013, 9:03 PM

Dozens of Arab residents of Hevron threw rocks and fire bombs at IDF soldiers Wednesday following the death of elderly terrorist from the city, who was serving time in an Israeli jail.

The riots began after the Forensic Institute at Abu Kabir held an autopsy that determined Maissara Abu Hamdiyeh, 64, died of cancer and no foul play was involved.

The Palestinian Authority had ordered that schools shut down from 11 a.m. as a sign of mourning for the 64-year-old Abu Hamdiyeh.

In Hevron, schools were closed all day. Video above, by Tatzpit, shows the rioting there.

The PA has blamed Israel in Hamdiyeh’s death, as it did for the recent death of terrorist inmate Arafat Jaradat, who died of an unexplained heart attack in an Israeli prison.

Photos by Tatzpit



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