Martyrdom of Nasser Abu Hamid condemned by Resistance factions
Palestinian factions mourn the martyr Nasser Abu Hamid, and condemn the silence of the international community regarding this crime and the lack of intervention to release him.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement (PIJ) in Palestine mourned the martyr Nasser Abu Hamid, who has martyred as a result of deliberate medical negligence in a clear case of a medical homicide policy in the occupation prisons.
The PIJ held "the criminal enemy fully responsible for his assassination and the repercussions of this heinous crime in light of its ["Israel"] escalating aggression and terror against the prisoners."
The PIJ affirmed that "the people who offer martyrs and prisoners on the altar of freedom will continue on their path."
The movement called on human rights and humanitarian institutions to stand by the unlawfully detained, and assume their moral responsibilities towards this Israeli crime, and to work seriously and truly to curb the aggression of the Prison Service, and to protect detainees from conducting any more medical homicides.
For its part, the Hamas movement mourned the martyr Abu Hamid, and stated that the movement believed that his death was the result of "the crime of medical negligence practiced by the criminal occupation."
Likewise, a spokesperson for the Fatah movement announced that the occupation should be held responsible for the murder of Abu Hamid, and regretted the silence of the international community and its failure to intervene to push for his release.
The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine also mourned Abu Hamid, and held the occupation fully responsible for the "crime of his execution."
The will of the martyr Nasser Abu Hamid
Following his martyrdom, activists on social media circulated the martyr's message, in which he said: "I am going to the end of the road, but I am reassured and confident that I am first a Palestinian, and I am proud, leaving behind a great people who will not forget my cause and the issue of the prisoners."
The martyred added in his message: "I bow in homage to all the sons of our patient Palestinian people," as he expressed his happiness in joining the martyrs of Palestine, as "a large part of them are my companions."
The #Palestinian martyr watched as his life was ending, bit by bit. He left his family and his fellow Palestinian prisoners with these words. Nasser, in his will, wanted the people to remember him by one thing: The Palestinian cause for freedom. #Palestine #ناصر_أبو_حميد pic.twitter.com/OWzfu8IQ3N— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) December 20, 2022
Strikes across the West Bank
The comprehensive strike announced in the West had spread to Jenin after the detainee Nasser Abu Hamid was martyred in occupation prisons.
The Fatah movement in the governorates of Ramallah, Al-Bireh, Beit Lahm, Al-Khalil and Nablus announced three days of mourning and a comprehensive strike, amid calls to confront the occupation in response to the crimes committed against Palestinian detainees.
To honor his martyrdom, the Teachers' Union declared a strike after the third session in all schools across the country.
The martyrdom of Abu Hamid is not surprising. The ailing detainee had suffered for a long time before his life was claimed by negligence. The Palestinian Prisoners' Club announced, hours before the announcement, that the detainee Abu Hamid was taking his last breaths and had expected news of his martyrdom at any moment.
Who is Nasser Abu Hamid?
Nasser Abu Hamid, from Al-Amari camp, Ramallah, is one of five brothers who were [all] sentenced to life by the Israeli authorities. They are: Nasr, Nasser, Sharif, Mohammad and Islam, who was arrested in 2018. The sixth brother is martyr Abdel Moneim Abu Hamid. Their mother was deprived of visitng them for years, they lost their father during detention, and their family home was demolished 5 times - the last of which was in 2019.
During he first year of the First Intifada, in 1987, Nasser was arrested for the first time for four months. Then, he was arrested again, and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. After his release, he was re-arrested for the third time in 1990. After spending four years in prison, he was released again after negotiations and was re-arrested in 1996.
During the Second Intifada, Abu Hamid resisted the Israeli occupation, which led to his arrest in 2002. The prisoner received seven sentences of life imprisonment plus 50 years - he is still in captivity till this day, despite his chronic illness.
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