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PA calls for probe into death of Palestinian woman in Israeli jail

RAMALLAH, July 2 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian Presidency demanded the international community, particularly the UN human rights and womenآ’s organizations, to launch a probe into the sudden death of a 68-year-old Palestinian woman in an Israeli jail on Saturday.
In a press statement, the presidency also held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the death of Saadia Farajallah 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 Al-Khalil (Hebron), and has been in detention since then.
"Farajallah had been subjected to deliberate medical negligence that led to her death," the Palestinian Presidency affirmed.
Farajallah is believed to be the 230 th Palestinian prisoner to die while in Israeli imprisonment or detention. She was one of 29 female Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prison of Damon, near Haifa. (end) nq.ibi