A Palestinian woman whose miscarriage has taken her to a mental health facility in Israel said on Monday that she is going to die.
Abdullah al-Masri, 36, told The Jerusalem Times that she and her husband were travelling through Israel on their way to Bethlehem, which was the birthplace of her father, Abdullah al-Mahdi.
Al-Masris, a mother of three children, had planned to visit her father’s tomb in Hebron.
“My father was born on May 4, 1948, in a village in the occupied West Bank, and my grandfather was born a few weeks later,” she said.
“When we came to Israel in 2002, the Palestinians in our family were living under a military occupation that was imposed by Israel,” she added.
“The Palestinians were forbidden to leave the territory they were living in, and I remember how we could never leave the village, because the Israeli army would not let us leave.”
She added that her father and her mother, both of whom were Palestinian, were separated for three years, after which she was separated from her mother and father.
Almasri said that she had been told by a doctor that she could not die because she is suffering from depression, which had worsened after her miscarriage.
“I think I am going to go insane, I think I will die,” she told the newspaper.
“It is not right that I should be forced to undergo this surgery that will kill me.”
Al-Mahddi was the first Palestinian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
He had been in detention since 2002, while his wife, Saleh, was incarcerated in the same facility, according to the newspaper, which said she was transferred to another facility in the Israeli city of Ramallah in November of last year.
Al Masri’s mother, Yassir, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that her daughter had been diagnosed with depression and schizophrenia.
“She is very strong, but she is also very stubborn, she does not want to talk to anyone,” she reportedly said.
She also said that her family had been “forced to leave their home in Bethlehem and leave their town of Maale Adumim in the south of the West Bank,” after their father was deported from the area in 2001.
Al Jazeera’s Rania Khalek contributed to this report.