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Palestinian prisoner Saadia Matar dies in Israeli Damon prison

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The Palestinian detainee Saadia Matar, 68, from the Old City of Hebron, died on Saturday in the Israeli Damon Prison.

The Palestinian Prisoners Information Office said that death toll among Palestinians inside Israeli prisons climbs to 229.

Saadia Matar is the oldest female prisoner, 68 years old, and she’s a mother of 8 children. She was arrested by the Israeli occupation on December 18, 2021, after she was assaulted while crossing the street near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

The Commission of Detainees’ Affairs highlighted the difficult conditions of female Palestinian prisoners in Damon prison, where they are subject to all kinds of psychological and physical abuse.

The Commission stated that Damon prison was established in the British era as a tobacco warehouse, and therefore it is not suitable for human life.

The Commission added that there are a number of female prisoners who suffer from very difficult health conditions, most notably the Jerusalemite prisoner Esraa Al-Jaabis, 36, who suffers from burns after a gas cylinder she was transporting in her vehicle exploded near a military checkpoint as a result of Israeli occupation forces fire.

The Israeli occupation continue to imprison 29 Palestinian women in Damon prison, the oldest of whom is Maysoon Musa from Bethlehem, who has been detained since 2015, and she is sentenced to 15 years.