RAMALLAH, Sunday, July 3, 2022 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Authority’s Commission of Detainees and Ex-Prisoners Affairs submitted a request today to the Haifa Magistrate's Court for an autopsy on the body of Saadia Farajallah, a Palestinian mother who died yesterday 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.
The request. submitted by the Commission’s legal staff represented by Dr. Karim Ajwa, demands an investigation into the circumstances behind the woman’s death as well as handover of her body to her family.
Farajallah is believed to be the 230th Palestinian to die while in Israeli imprisonment or detention. She was one of 29 female Palestinian political prisoners incarcerated in the Israeli prison of Damon, near Haifa.
The oldest serving of the 29 female Palestinian prisoners in Damon is Maison Musa, from Bethlehem, who has been in prison since 2015 and is serving a 15-year sentence.