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Jordan asks Israel to hand over Abu Diak’s body

Jordan has called on the Israeli occupation to hand over the body of the Palestinian detainee Sami Abu Diak who died of medical negligence at an Israeli prison on Tuesday.

According to Israeli media sources, the Jordanian Embassy in Israel has filed a request asking Israel to hand over Abu Diak’s body to his family in Jordan for burial.

The embassy asked for further information about Abu Diak’s death circumstances and health condition during his imprisonment.

Abu Diak, 37, died on Tuesday morning in an Israeli jail after a long battle with cancer which was made worse by deliberate medical neglect and maltreatment.

Since the beginning of 2019, five Palestinian political prisoners have died while in Israeli custody due to torture or medical negligence.