The Palestinian Presidency held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible today for the sudden death of Saadia Farajallah, a 68-year-old Palestinian woman imprisoned in the Israeli prison of Damon.
Farajallah, a mother of eight from the town of Idna in the south of the West Bank, was detained by the Israeli occupation forces in December while she was near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and has been in detention since then.
In a statement, the Presidency said that the 68-year-old Palestinian woman had been subjected to deliberate medical negligence that led to her death.
The Presidency called on the international community, particularly the UN Human Rights Council and international women’s organizations, to stand up to their human rights and humanitarian responsibilities, and to open an international investigation into the death of the female Palestinian prisoner.
“The issue of the prisoners is a priority for the Palestinian people and their leadership, and no harm to our heroic prisoners or their families will be allowed, irrespective of any pressures.”