Captive Movement mourns martyr Matar, holds occupation responsible
The Palestinian Captive Movement affirms that "the Zionist occupation bears full and direct responsibility for the death of the captive Saadia Matar as a result of medical negligence against her."
Today, Saturday, the Palestinian Captive Movement mourned the “martyr of freedom and humanity, the elderly captive Saadia Farajallah Matar, who passed this morning after a heart attack in Damon Prison for female prisoners.”
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The captive movement said in a statement: "Today, we bid farewell to the patient captive Saadia Farajallah Matar, who joined the ranks of the Captive Movement martyrs. Those martyrs passed as a result of the policy of deliberate medical neglect against prisoners in the occupation prisons."
The Movement added that "the prisoner Saadia Matar suffered from multiple diseases that were burdened by the tragic detention conditions due to the Zionist criminality against our Palestinian people in the occupation's unjust prisons and by the failure to provide the medical conditions stipulated by international and humanitarian laws."
The Movement also affirmed that "the Zionist occupation bears full and direct responsibility for the martyrdom of the captive Matar as a result of medical negligence against her," declaring, "closing the departments of the prison on Saturday as well as returning the meals in mourning for the soul of the martyr."
In this regard, the Captive Movement stressed that "medical negligence is an organized and systematic crime practiced by the occupation against Palestinian prisoners to target their lives and kill them," calling on the official and human rights authorities along with the Red Cross to "pressure the occupation to hand over the body of the martyred captive to be buried with dignity among her family and relatives."
The captive movement also called on the resistance factions to "continue their relentless pursuit to complete an exchange deal that guarantees the liberation of all our male and female prisoners."
Local sources on Saturday announced that the female Palestinian prisoner Saadia Matar died in the Israeli Damon prison.
Sources reported that the administration of the occupation prisons informed prisoners that Matar died on Saturday morning.
Matar was 68 years old and from Al-Khalil.
لحظة إصابة الشهيدة الأسيرة سعدية مطر قبل اعتقالها؛ في ديسمبر الماضي قرب المسجد الإبراهيمي بالخليل. pic.twitter.com/B9Mf9IM4bU— معتز أبوريدة_غزة 𓂆 🇵🇸 (@Palestine_Gaz) July 2, 2022
The Director of Public Relations at the Al-Quds Foundation confirmed in an interview with Al Mayadeen that the captive Saadia Matar was martyred as a result of illness and medical negligence.
The resistance factions condemned this crime, saying that it "illustrates the occupation's racist behavior against the prisoners," and warned against "the continuation of the policy of slow and deliberate killing of the prisoners as a result of the torture and systematic medical neglect."