Israel rejected a request by Khalida Jarrar, a leader from the terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, to attend her daughter’s funeral on Tuesday.

Activists and Arab-Israeli lawmakers launched a campaign to try to get her released to attend, reported the AP.

Jarrar, 58, has been repeatedly detained over the years for connection to terrorist activity; in March, she was handed a two-year sentence for being a member of a banned organization.

Her daughter, Suha, 31, was a known Palestinian left-wing activist. She had studied in Canada, and later earned a master’s degree in climate-change science and policy in the United Kingdom.

She was found dead on Sunday in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

A spokesperson for Israel’s public security minister said Jarrar could not be released because she is a security prisoner.


Jewish News Syndicate

With geographic, political and social divides growing wider, high-quality reporting and informed analysis are more important than ever to keep people connected.

Our ability to cover the most important issues in Israel and throughout the Jewish world—without the standard media bias—depends on the support of committed readers.

If you appreciate the value of our news service and recognize how JNS stands out among the competition, please click on the link and make a one-time or monthly contribution.

We appreciate your support.