Human Rights & Public Liberties

Human Rights & Public Liberties

Published on: 13 Jan, 2021

Israel bars Khalida Jarrar from attending daughter’s funeral

Published on: 13 July, 2021
Khalida Jarra [Al Jazeera]

Khalida Jarra [Al Jazeera]

On Monday Suha Jarrar, research and advocacy officer at Palestinian human rights organization al-Haq, died at her home in Ramallah.

Her family confirmed that Suha, who was 31, died of a heart attack. At the time of her death she was working for the Palestinian human rights organisation Al Haq.

Suha Jarrar was the daughter of well-known Palestinian activist Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine(PFLP). Jarrar is currently serving a two year sentence in an Israeli prison.

Military prosecutors said that insufficient evidence had been found to convict Jarrar of her involvement in the PFLP’s armed activities.

Palestinians called on the Israeli government to allow Jarrar to attend her daughter’s funeral.

Speaking to Al Jazeera Omar Shakir, Middle East director for Human Rights Watch said: ‘She leaves behind a significant legacy. As a human rights defender she did very valuable work on a range of issues ranging from the environment to gender issues.’

In an obituary, Al-Haq said that Suha was ‘a fierce advocate for the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, freedom, and dignity’.

The funeral is taking place on Tuesday afternoon.