arafat-jaradat-babyDalal Jaradat, the widow of Arafat Jaradat, 30, the Palestinian political prisoner held in occupation jails who died under torture on February 23, 2013, 6 days after his arrest, gave birth to their child on June 30, 2013.

Dalal and Arafat had two children, Yara, 4 years old, and Mohammad, 2 years old, and Dalal was pregnant when Arafat was arrested. She named the new baby boy Arafat, after his martyred father. Ma’an reported that mother and child are well.

Jaradat was from the town of Sair north of al-Khalil, and was killed in Megiddo prison as a result of torture, according to his autopsy report. Dalal Jaradat was interviewed at the time about her experience of his arrest and murder: