A music producer who was an outspoken advocate of Palestinian rights died at 95, her son told Maariv on Sunday.
Yael Ben-Eliezer died in her sleep, her daughter said.
She was an ardent advocate of the Palestinian cause, and in her youth she campaigned for her father’s cause, her granddaughter said.
Ben-Elieszer’s son said the singer was born in 1948 in the village of Kiryat Arba in the occupied West Bank, but grew up in Hebron in the 1970s and 1980s, as a refugee.
“She was born here in Hebror.
She left her home at an early age, and when she was a child she went to the West Bank and then to Israel,” his son said.
“It was during that period that she started to learn about Palestinian politics.”
When she was 14, she was approached by the Israeli occupation authorities, and asked to join the resistance, and that was when she started writing her songs,” he said.”
I don’t know if she was aware of the fact that she was being monitored by the occupation authorities.””
She was a real fighter for the Palestinians.
I don’t know if she was aware of the fact that she was being monitored by the occupation authorities.”
Her son said her father became interested in Palestinian politics when she joined a Palestinian political group in Tel Aviv, and later she took up a position as a youth leader in Hebra.
The family said that while Ben-Eszers father was not a violent man, she would not be forgotten by her family.
“Her memory will always be a part of the history of the Palestinians,” he wrote.
“They will never forget her.”