Fatah: Chief justice Sheikh Fahmi Asaad Jaradat died after raid on home

MAAN NEWS AGENCY FEB 29 2012

 

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The chief justice of the Palestinian high religious court died Tuesday of a heart attack two days after soldiers raided his home, the Fatah movement said.

Sheikh Fahmi Asaad Jaradat died after soldiers occupied his home in the northern West Bank village of Zabuba, near Jenin, and took up positions on his roof, the movement said.

Fatah said it held Israel responsible for the justice’s death. The funeral, according to a statement from the movement, will be on Wednesday after midday prayer.

Jaradat was born in 1956 and joined Fatah in 1978. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Jordan.


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