Palestinian Public Prosecution accuses members of Israa’ Ghrayeb’s family of beating her to death

Ramallah (QNN) – The Palestinian Attorney General Akram al-Khatib announced today Thursday that the Palestinian deceased Israa’ Ghrayeb died as a result domestic violence.

After almost three weeks of investigation, Al-Khatib said at a press conference in Ramallah that three members of Israa’s family had been detained, and will be transferred to the court for trial, for beating death of 21-year-old Ghrayeb.

“Israa’ was beaten and had suffered from domestic violence, but unfortunately she didn’t talk about it,” al-Khatib said.

Al-Khatib said that through investigations, it has been proved that Israa’ didn’t fall from the second floor of their house, and that her family made this reason up to justify the bruises and fractions on her body when she was hospitalized.

The Attorney General said that the violence and torture that led to the death of Israa’ had nothing to do with “honour killing”. He added that more details will be explained in the indictment.

The severe psychological and physical violence, al-Khatib added, that was imposed on Israa’ had contributed in the deterioration of her health condition.

According to the results of the forensic report, Israa’ died due to “failure to breathe” because of old and new injuries she sustained during the last weeks of her life.

Israa’ Ghrayeb, a Palestinian 21-year-old make-up artist who lives in Bethlehem, died on August 22, 2019. Her story spread like wildfire on social media after friends of hers accused her family of killing her.

Local and international activists and human rights organizations have been, since then, demanding the Palestinian authorities to bring justice to Israa’s soul.

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