[Pnews] Palestinian Women Political Prisoners - Resistance and Steadfastness towards the Liberation of Palestine

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  Palestinian Female Political Prisoners and Detainees: Resistance and
  Steadfastness towards the Liberation of Palestine

Palestinian writer Reham Alhelsi 
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*https://avoicefrompalestine.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/palestinian-female-political-prisoners-and-detainees-resistance-and-steadfastness-towards-the-liberation-of-palestine/ 
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They fight the darkness, they fear it not. To them, it is the constant 
companion that will only end with either martyrdom or the glory of 
freedom and defeating the jailor. Every minute and every day, 
Palestinians held captive in Israeli dungeons present tales of heroism, 
steadfastness and resistance; they resist the occupation with their 
steadfastness, with their patience and with their refusal to surrender. 
They break the chains of captivity every day with their strong will and 
their unity. They defeat the Israeli jailors every day with their belief 
in the inevitability of victory.

Since 1967, more than 800,000 Palestinians were detained by Israeli 
occupation forces, including over 15,000 women. During the First 
Intifada at least 3000 women were detained and during Al-Aqsa Intifada 
more than 900 women were locked up behind Zionist bars. Palestinians are 
subjected to raids by the Israeli occupation forces, whether day or 
night raids, to their houses, villages, refugee camps or towns, and 
subjected to kidnappings at checkpoints or workplaces. Sometimes those 
detained are released after a few days, after a few weeks or remain in 
detention indefinitely. These kidnapping and detention take place in 
violation of international laws and conventions, whereby the treatment 
of Palestinian female prisoners during arrest, interrogation and 
detention is a clear breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, in 
particular Articles relating to the protection of civilian prisoners at 
the time of war, particularly Article 32, Article 76, Article 49 and 
Article 27. In average, the Zionist entity kidnaps and detains 5-8 
Palestinian women and girls monthly for various reasons and periods. 
Often, Palestinian female prisoners are accused of being involved in or 
supporting Palestinian resistance, or as a means to pressure their 
wanted relatives to hand themselves in or in order to obtain confessions 
from their imprisoned relatives. Additionally, the Israeli occupation 
Prison Service (IPS) uses psychological and physical torture as a means 
to extract confessions and information from the Palestinian prisoners, 
including women. For example, interrogators deprive Palestinian female 
prisoners of sleep for long periods during interrogation, which may last 
from 20 to 120 days, and they are tied to plastic or wooden seats in 
interrogation cells as a means to achieve physical pressure.

Additionally, Palestinian female prisoners are subjected to various 
forms of psychological torture; including verbal harassment, insulting 
religious and national beliefs of the prisoners, uttering obscenities in 
front of them during the investigation, threats of sexual assault and 
rape to force Palestinian women to surrender and submit confessions. 
Additionally, Palestinian female political prisoners, like their male 
comrades, are held under inhumane conditions in cells that are 
overcrowded, dirty, humid, cold in winter and hot in summer, and lack 
ventilation and the basic needs for living. They also suffer from 
various punishments, ranging from malnutrition, medical negligence, to 
denial of family visits and isolation.

According to latest statistics, there are currently around 7000 
Palestinian political prisoners and detainees held captive in 22 Israeli 
jails and detention centres, including 39 women, 430 children and 5 PMs. 
They are kidnapped either from their homes, at checkpoints, or during 
day and night raids. Some of those detained were released later, some 
kept in captivity, others deported from occupied Jerusalem for weeks or 
months. Since the beginning of the current Al-Quds Intifada in October, 
more than 2500 Palestinians were detained, including over 1200 children, 
90 women, and many sick and former prisoners (including those released 
later). Many were beaten during arrest, others were shot deliberately 
before arrest. The highest rate of detention was registered in occupied 
Jerusalem with 850 detainees, followed by occupied Hebron with 780, 
Palestinian areas occupied in 1948: at least 150 detainees, occupied 
Ramallah and Al-Bireh: 320 detainees, occupied Bethlehem: 170 detainees, 
occupied Nablus: 220 detainees. Additionally, children younger than 10 
years old were detained, such as: 7 year-old Mohammad Shweiki, the 
brothers 7 year-old Mu’tasim and 9 year-old Ahmad Rajabi, 9 year-olds 
Nabil Khatib, Mohammad Khweis and Amer Abbasi. Others were detained 
after being injured by the IOF or the Zionist colonists, such as 12 
year-old Ahmad Manasrah, 12- year-old Ali Alqam, 15 year-old Istabraq 
Nur, 16 year-old Marah Bakeer, and 14 year-old Nourhan Awwad. It is 
worth mentioning that the Zionist entity used administrative detention 
against women and children for the first time in years, whereby 14 
administrative detention orders were issued against 12 children (3 of 
whom from occupied Jerusalem), and 2 women: Asma’ Hamdan from occupied 
Nazareth and Jurin Qadah from Shuqba in occupied Ramallah.

The registered increase in the number of minors detained, mostly from 
occupied Jerusalem, resulted in the opening of a new detention centre, 
the Givon prison in Ramleh, which detains Palestinian minors from 
occupied Jerusalem and Palestinian areas occupied in 1948. There is also 
a registered increase in the number of administrative detentions, which 
are detentions without charge or trial, whereby over 500 Palestinians 
are held currently in administrative detention, including 181 
administrative orders in October 2015, from which 129 were new orders. 
Some administrative detention orders are new, while others are renewals; 
for example, the administrative detention order for Omar Abdel Halim 
Talahmeh, 25 years old from Dura, was renewed 7 times. In occupied 
Jerusalem, 21 administrative detention orders were registered in October 
2015, including for 3 children: Fadi Abbasi, Mohammad Gheith and Kathim 
Sbeih (all 17 years old). Additionally, 44 cases of women detentions 
were registered in October 2015, including 12 children, 8 of whom were 
released, some placed under house arrest. The youngest being 13 year-old 
Reem Qunbar from Jabal Al-Mukabir who was released on condition of house 
arrest and a 3000 NIS fine. Also, 14 year-old Tamara Abu Laban and her 
mother were detained after IOF raided their home in At-Tur on charges of 
“incitement on Facebook”, and was release a day later.

There are currently 39 Palestinian female prisoners held captive in 
Israeli jails in inhuman conditions: 9 of from Jerusalem, 2 from 
Palestinian areas occupied in 1948, 27 from the West Bank (Hebron: 7, 
Ramallah: 6, Bethlehem: 5, Jenin: 4, Nablus: 3, Tulkarim: 1, Tubas: 1), 
1 from Gaza (born in occupied Haifa). Among the detainees and prisoners 
are: 4 minors under the age of 18, 13 mothers, 5 former prisoners, with 
Lina Jarbouni being currently the longest serving Palestinian female 
prisoners. The majority of these prisoners are held captive in HaSharon 
prison (Tel Mond).

Palestinian female political prisoners held captive by the Zionist entity:

*1. Lina Ahmad Saleh Jarbouni:* /40 years old, from Arabet Al-Boutof in 
Al-Jaleel, held captive in Israeli jails since 18.04.2002./
Lina was born on 11.01.1974 among 9 sisters and 8 brothers. She received 
her primary and secondary education in the village school, and received 
her high school degree in 1992. The economic situation of her family 
prevented her from pursuing university education, so she was forced to 
work in a sewing workshop. On the early hours of 18.04.2002, more than 
30 Israeli army vehicles surrounded her family house, and Israeli 
occupation soldiers kidnapped her and her brother Sa’id. Both were taken 
handcuffed and blindfolded to Al-Jalameh detention centre. She remained 
30 days in interrogation cells, and was subjected to various forms of 
psychological torture such as insults, isolation and sleep deprivation. 
During this time, her sister Lames was also arrested, to pressure Lina 
into confessing, but she remained steadfast. Lina was charged with 
“contacting the enemy”, providing assistance for resistance operations, 
and membership in Hamas, and sentenced by the District Court in the city 
of Haifa to 17 years in jail. Despite her suffering in Israeli 
captivity, she is in high spirits and has a strong character, and was 
mandated by Palestinian female prisoners to represent them and be their 
spokeswoman. Lina loves reading and was known in her family as a “book 
warm”, and because she speaks fluent Hebrew, she has a central role in 
teaching female prisoners Hebrew. Lina comes from a family known for its 
sacrifices and contribution to the Palestinian resistance: her 
grandfather Haj Ali was one of the resistance fighters during the 
revolution of 1936, as well as through the Nakba of 1948, her father was 
imprisoned several times by the Zionist entity on political issues, and 
her uncle Omar was killed in Lebanon fighting Israeli occupation 
soldiers when they invaded Lebanon in 1982. She is currently held in 
HaSharon prison (Tel Mond) and suffers from various diseases, such as 
permanent headache, swelling in the feet and infections in the 
gallbladder, which cause her severe cramps and pain. She underwent 
surgery, and her gallbladder was completely removed by laser. 
Consequently, she is in need of medical follow-up, but suffers from 
deliberate medical negligence. It is worth mentioning that the IPS 
repeatedly refused to release her, as she has spent two-thirds of her 
sentence.

*2. Muna Hussein Qa’dan*: /43 years old, from ‘Arrabeh in Jenin 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 12.11.2012./
Muna was born on 25.09.1971 and has 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She is a 
former prisoner and was detained five times and spent a total of 3 years 
in Israeli captivity: Her first detention was in 1999, where she was 
subjected to harsh interrogation in Al-Jalameh integration centre, and 
went on a hunger strike for a month before being released. Another time, 
she went on hunger strike for 16 days to protest her isolation, after 
which she was released from isolation. In 2003, Muna was kidnapped again 
from her home, and was held in Al-Jalameh interrogation centre for 45 
days, after which she was sentenced to 17 months captivity in HaSaron 
prison (Tel Mond). Here, her health problems began, as she started 
suffering from ulcers and blood pressure problems. She was also detained 
on 02.08.2007 and released on 20.06.2008, detained again on 31.05.2011 
at a military checkpoint, spent several months in captivity before being 
released on 18.11.2011 in the prisoner swap deal between Hamas and the 
Zionist entity. Her last detention was on 12.11.2012, when a huge 
Israeli occupation force raided her parent’s house at midnight, searched 
the house and destroyed its property, confiscated her computer and 
before kidnapping her. She is still held captive in HaSharon prison (Tel 
Mond), and is accused of running a charity society in Jenin, which 
provides support and help to orphans. Muna was subjected to over 30 
court sessions, and her detention was renewed over 19 times. Israeli 
military courts deliberately postponed issuing a verdict to increase the 
psychological and physical pressure caused by the transport of prisoners 
in the “bosta” to courts and back. In average, she is taken once a month 
to court in a 12-hour journey as a punishment. During such “journeys”, 
Palestinian prisoners are not allowed to eat or drink, and are hand and 
leg shackled. Eventually, on 31.03.2015, Muna was sentenced by an 
Israeli military court, which cancelled her release in the prisoner swap 
deal. She received 70 months imprisonment, despite an agreement between 
her lawyer and the Israeli general prosecutor on a sentence of maximum 
36 months. She was also sentenced to 24 months suspended sentence for 5 
years from the date of her release, and a 30,000 NIS fine. Muna, 
currently the second longest serving Palestinian female prisoner, 
suffers from chronic ache in stomach and joints and blood pressure 
problems, and doesn’t receive proper treatment. She is deprived of 
family visits since her detention. During her captivity, Muna lost her 
mother and was not allowed to say farewell to her. She also got engaged 
to Palestinian political prisoner Ibrahim Ighbariyyeh, who received 3 
life sentences and 10 years. Her brother Tariq is an administrative 
detainee, but she is not allowed any communication with her fiancé or 
brother. On 04.05.2015, and following a petition submitted by her 
lawyer, Muna was allowed to meet with her fiancé. It is worth mentioning 
that Muna was enrolled at Al-Quds Open University, had a few credits 
left before graduation, but her studies were interrupted several times 
due to being detained.

*3. Fathiyyeh Abdel Fattah Khanfar*: /61 years old, from Silet Al-Thahr 
in Jenin governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 03.02.2013./
Fathiyyeh is mother of 7. She was detained on 03.02.2013 while visiting 
her son Rami Khanfar in An-Naqab prison, who is sentenced to 15 years in 
Israeli captivity. Fathiyyeh was detained for 18 days, after which she 
was placed under house arrest under the supervision of a bailor in 
occupied Rahat and fined 30,000 NIS. She remained under house arrest for 
9 months before being released and returned to her home in October 2013. 
She was sentenced to 11 months in jail after 21 court sessions on 
charges of allegedly attempting to smuggle a mobile SIM card to her 
imprisoned son. She suffers from arthritis, asthma back pain, pain in 
the legs, infections in the trachea. Fathiyyeh is held captive in Neve 
Tirza prison (Ramleh), and is isolated in a cell in the section of 
Israeli criminals. Her situation is especially difficult because she is 
old and sick. Her cell is small, dirty and infested with insects, with 
no drinking water or electrical utilities for cooking, where she sleeps 
on a very thin mattress placed on the concrete floor, and she is 
isolated from the outside world and denied visits from and contact with 
family members. The Israeli criminals in the nearby cells shout loudly 
all the time and insult her.

*4. Dunia Wakid*: /38 years old, from Tulkarim refugee camp, held 
captive in Israeli jails since 27.05.2013./
Dunia worked in a jewellery shop, before being kidnapped from her house 
by Israeli occupation soldiers in a night raid on 27.05.2013. She was 
denied to see any lawyers until 16.06.2013, and was sentenced to 42 
months in jail on 02.02.2014 on charges of trying to smuggle money and 
mobile phones to Palestinian political prisoners. Her fiancé Mohammad 
Wakid is currently serving a prison sentence of 29 years. She is not 
allowed any communication with him, and she is subjected to medical 
negligence as she suffers from diabetes and asthma. Two of Dunia’s 
brothers were killed by Israeli occupation forces.

*5. Wi’am Jaber ‘Asidah*: /22 years old, from Tel in Nablus governorate, 
held captive in Israeli jails since 11.11.2013./
She is a student of Business and Administration at An-Najah University. 
She was arrested on 11.11.2013 at Za’tara military checkpoint, whereby 
Israeli occupation soldiers beat her to the ground, handcuffed her 
before taking her to interrogation cells. Wi’am was accused of 
possessing a knife and attempting to stab an occupation soldier, and 
sentenced on 24.04.2014 to 32 months imprisonment, a fine of 5000 NIS 
and 16 months suspended sentence. She is currently held in HaSharon 
prison (Tel Mond). Her brother ‘Asem ‘Asidah was killed by Israeli 
occupation forces, he uncle was sentenced to 27 years in Israeli 
captivity. Wi’am is deprived of family visits.

*6. Falasteen Fareed Najem*: /28 years old, from Nablus, held captive in 
Israeli jails since 20.11.2013./
Falasteen is a former prisoner; was first arrested on 15.02.2006, 
sentenced to 16 months jail, and was released on 14.06.2007, and 
arrested again on 20.11.2013, accused of possessing a knife and trying 
to stab an occupation soldier, which is the ready excuse to kidnap 
Palestinian women, whereby 80% of female prisoners are accused of this. 
She was sentenced on 05.01.2015 to 48 months imprisonment, a fine of 
3000 NIS and 24 months suspended sentence for five years. Falasteen 
talks about her experience with the “bosta”: “It is a journey of slow 
death; an iron structure with iron chairs and walls, smell of vomit is 
everywhere, and there is no toilet or ventilation despite the fact that 
the journey in the “bosta” lasts hours and the weekly “journey” for some 
prisoners… It is very cold, seats are very close to each other to the 
point of causing pain to the knee, joints and back. The prisoner cannot 
sit in a comfortable position, because of the restrictions and hand and 
leg shackles. She also remembers the waiting rooms at the Ofer prison 
before the court session: “My court session ends in the morning hours, 
but they keep me held in the dirty waiting rooms until the end of all 
trials, i.e. at around 17:00, to send me back to HaSharon…. These rooms 
are as dirty as a dumpsite; there are insects and cockroaches, the smell 
of humidity is stark, there is lack of air and sun, you cannot use the 
toilet, even if you need it urgently, because of its dirtiness and the 
filth is beyond description.”

*7. Shireen Issawi*: /34 years old from Jerusalem, held captive in 
Israeli jails since 06.03.2014./
Shireen is a human rights lawyer and an advocate for the rights of 
Palestinian political prisoner. She was also the spokesperson for her 
brother Samer Issawi during his 270-day hunger strike. Shireen 
participated in monitoring and documenting Israeli human rights 
violations committed against Palestinian prisoners. She is herself a 
former prisoner; she was arrested for the first time in 2010 and 
imprisoned for a year, in addition to being barred from legal practice 
for three years, a ruling that was extended in 2013 for another two 
years. On 06.03.2014, Shireen was kidnapped with her brothers Medhat and 
Shadi by Israeli occupation soldiers from her family house and was held 
captive in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond). Shireen and Medhat were accused 
of smuggling funds to Palestinian prisoners. On 22.04.2015, Shireen and 
5 other prisoners were punished and isolated in their cells for 4 days 
and denied family visits for a month; they were accused by the IPS of 
singing and waving a Palestinian flag while the sirens were on for the 
dead Israeli occupation soldiers. It was also reported that on 
03.05.2015, Shireen and another 4 Palestinian detainees were isolated 
for a week after an Israeli jailor claimed that the Palestinian female 
detainees pushed her. Following protest from the other Palestinian 
female political detainees, the other 4 were returned back to the wing 
of Palestinian political prisoners, but with the same isolation 
conditions for a week. The next day, Shireen was transferred to 
isolation in Neve Tirza (Ramleh). Her cell was small, very hot, smelly, 
without windows, and had a tap that is connected to a douche in the 
ceiling, when the tap was turned on, the whole floor become wet. She was 
held in isolation until 13.05.2015, to be isolated again on 25.05.2015 
for a week after being accused of sending a letter to Palestinian media. 
Shireen reported that during her trial on 12.10.15, Nahshon occupation 
forces threatened her by saying that she “deserved a bullet in the head 
instead of jail”, and that “this land is the land of the Israelis and 
Palestinians have to leave it”.

*8. Thuraya Kamal Taha Al-Bazar*: /21 years old, from Beit Ilu in 
Ramallah governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 26.07.2014./
Thuraya is a student of Media and Technology at Al-Quds Open University. 
She was arrested on 26.07.2014 in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, 
and 12.02.2015 was on sentenced to 22 months imprisonment. She is held 
captive in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond).

*9. Ihsan Hsan Abdel Fattah Dababseh*: /28 years old, from Nuba in 
Hebron governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 13.10.2014./
Ihsan is a former prisoner: she was arrested the first time on 
11.12.2007 and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment on charges of 
membership in Islamic Jihad, and was released on 06.09.2009. On 
13.10.2014, she was arrested for the second time, and is still waiting 
to be sentenced. Israeli occupation soldiers raided her house several 
times, sent her 4 summons and threatened to blow up her house of she 
didn’t come to interrogation centre. She went with her mother to 
detention centre and was detained and her personal computer was 
confiscated, while her mother told to leave. During her first arrest at 
“Etzion”, Israeli occupation soldiers filmed her while handcuffed and 
her eyes blindfolded. They were dancing and singing around her, while 
pushing, humiliating and harassing her. She recalls in an interview: 
“They handcuffed and blindfolded me, and threw me into a military jeep. 
After a while, I was thrown at the yard of the Etzion detention centre 
in front of criminals. It was very cold and raining, and I was left 
under rain for a while…. After some time, I started hearing loud music 
and felt that someone was trying to touch me. I tried to keep close to 
the wall, but it was useless. One occupation soldier brought a bottle of 
wine and offered me a drink, which I refused, so he continued to harass 
me… After a few moments, they began attacking me like rabid dogs, and 
began beating me with their rifle butts and their feet. One of the 
soldiers beat my head against the iron military jeep until I fainted… I 
regained conscience to find myself in front of a female doctor wearing 
military dress, and after a configurable medical examination, I was 
taken to the interrogation cell, and there began the journey of torment 
and humiliation.”… “The officer who began interrogating me was called 
Peran; he began threatening to demolish my family’s house and arrest my 
brothers. The interrogation continued two hours, and afterwards I was 
taken blindfolded to another interrogation centre, I think it was the 
Russian Compound. There were three interrogators, and the minute I 
entered the room, they started insulting me and saying curses I don’t 
want to repeat. One of the interrogators was pulling my hair, and all 
the time I was handcuffed. This lasted till eleven o’clock at night, and 
afterwards they transferred me to HaSharon prison (Tel Mond), where I 
was charged with attempting to stab an occupation soldier and the 
membership in the Islamic Jihad.” She concluded: “I will never rest 
until the occupation soldiers are punished judicially in order to be a 
warning to anyone tempted to insult or humiliate any Palestinian 
prisoner.” Ihsan was subjected to various punishments, including 
isolation for a week with another 4 fellow Palestinian female detainees 
and were denied family visits on charges of raising the Palestinian flag 
in the prison yard on the anniversary of the Nakba. Ihsan was brought to 
court 4 times, but without any verdict. It was also reported that on 
03.05.2015, Ihsan and another 4 Palestinian detainees were isolated for 
a week after an Israeli jailor claimed that the Palestinian female 
detainees pushed her. Following protest from the other Palestinian 
female political detainees, they were returned back to the wing of 
Palestinian political prisoners, but with the same isolation conditions 
for a week, with the exception of Shireen Issawi, who was transferred to 
isolation in Neve Tirza (Ramleh).

*10. Yasmin Tayseer Sha’ban*: /32 years old, from Al-Jalameh in Jenin 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 03.11.2014./
Yasmin is a mother of four. She was kidnapped from her home on 
03.11.2014, and underwent five days in interrogation at Al-Jalameh 
Detention Centre, during which she was tortured; she was left to stand 
on a chair tied with chains for long periods, and was threatened with 
the arrest of her husband and children. She described the interrogation 
cells as “very bad, with rough walls, and dirty mattresses, high 
humidity and lack of hot water”. She was denied to meet any lawyers, and 
was transferred to HaSharon prison (Tel Mond) on 09.11.2014. Israeli 
interrogators alleged that Yasmin was planning to carry out a resistance 
operation together with another 4 young men from Tulkarim governorate. 
She suffers from thyroid problems and shortness of breath and asthma and 
is in need of regular medical follow-up. On 22.04.2015, Yasmin and 5 
other prisoners were punished and isolated in their cells for 4 days and 
denied family visits for a month; they were accused by the IPS of 
singing and waving a Palestinian flag while the sirens were on for the 
dead Israeli occupation soldiers. Also, it was also reported that on 
03.05.2015, Yasmin and another 4 Palestinian detainees were isolated for 
a week after an Israeli jailor claimed that the Palestinian female 
detainees pushed her. Following protest from the other Palestinian 
female political detainees, they were returned back to the wing of 
Palestinian political prisoners, but with the same isolation conditions 
for a week, with the exception of Shireen Issawi, who was transferred to 
isolation in Neve Tirza (Ramleh).

*11. Amal Ahmad Al-Sa’dah*: /from Halhoul in Hebron governorate, held 
captive in Israeli jails since 16.07.2015./
Amal was detained on 18.11.2014, after which she was released on 
conditions of a 12,000 NIS fine and imposing house arrest on her in 
Kisifyeh in Bir As-Sabis’ with a bailor who is holder of Israeli ID, and 
depriving her from visiting her brother Mohammad, who is held captive in 
Israeli jails. After 6 months under house arrest, Amal’s house arrest 
order was cancelled and she was returned to Halhoul, on condition of 
appearing before the district court in Bir As-Sabi’. After five court 
sessions, she was sentenced on 16.07.2015 to 14 months imprisonment on 
charges of trying to smuggle a mobile SIM card to her imprisoned brother 
Mohammad. The court also added 18 months imprisonment to her brother 
Mohammad who is serving a 17 years sentence since 2005. It is worth 
mentioning that Amal suffers from a number of diseases, including 
diabetes. She is currently held in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond).

*12. Hala Msallam Abu Sall:* /18 years old, from Al-Arroub refugee camp 
in Hebron governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 28.11.2014./
Hala was arrested on 28.11.2014 by Israeli occupation forces after she 
refused to be searched at an Israeli military checkpoint in the Old City 
of Hebron. She was forcibly searched by the Israeli occupation soldiers 
under threat of guns, and was accused of possessing a knife.

*13. Amal Ahmad Taqatqa*: /20 years old, from Beit Fajjar in Bethlehem 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 01.12.2014./
On 01.12.2014, Amal was shot with 5 live bullets by Israeli occupation 
soldiers near the “Gush Etzion” colony block after a colonist claimed 
that she tried to stab him. She was seriously injured in the chest, her 
left hand, her left waist and her left leg, and her legs were chained to 
the bed in hospital. Amal was subjected to interrogation while in 
hospital, and was told by Israeli interrogators that there was no need 
for her confession, as evidence was available from cameras at the scene; 
evidence they never provided. On 19.12.2014, and despite denying the 
accusation and the lack of evidence, Amal was charged with “attempted 
murder”. She was transferred to HaSharon prison (Tel Mond) on 
30.12.2014. Her family’s house was raided and her father arrested. 
Despite various cameras being present at the “Gush Etzion” junction, no 
evidence was ever provided by the Israeli occupation forces that Amal 
tried to stab the colonist till this day. While in hospital, she woke up 
one night to find a colonist pulling her hair.

*14. Haniya Munir Naser*: /23 years old, from Deir Qadis in Ramallah 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 10.12.2014./
Haniya is a former prisoner, arrested on 12.09.2011 and sentenced to 38 
months, and was released on 18.12.2011 in the prisoner swap deal between 
Hamas and the Zionist entity. On the dawn of 10.12.2014, Haniya’s house 
was raided by Israeli occupation forces, and she was kidnapped. Her 
release in the prisoner swap deal was cancelled and her original 
sentence was re-imposed by a special Israeli military court on 
30.04.2015, and she was returned to prison to finish her original 
sentence. On 03.05.2015, Haniya and another 4 Palestinian detainees were 
isolated for a week after an Israeli jailor claimed that the Palestinian 
female detainees pushed her. Following protest from the other 
Palestinian female political detainees, they were returned back to the 
wing of Palestinian political prisoners, but with the same isolation 
conditions for a week, with the exception of Shireen Issawi, who was 
transferred to isolation in Neve Tirza (Ramleh). She is member of the 
Media Support Team for Palestinian Prisoners. Her brother Naser is also 
held captive by the Zionist entity.

*15. Khalida Jarrar*: /52 years old, from Ramallah, held captive in 
Israeli jail since 02.04.2015./
Khalida is a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) for the 
Abu Ali Mustapha bloc, a prominent political and civil society figure, 
the head of the Prisoner’s Issues in the PLC, and mother of two. On 
20.08.2014, Israeli occupation forces issued a “deportation order” in an 
attempt to displace Khalida from her home in Ramallah to Jericho. She 
rejected the order and received huge popular support. On 02.04.2015, 
Israeli occupation forces raided her home in Ramallah, destroyed the 
main door, searched the house and confiscated 2 laptops and a mobile 
phone, before kidnapping Khalida. She as subjected to a 4-hour 
interrogation at Ofer military camp, where Khalida refused to talk, take 
water or food. She was later transferred to HaSharon priosn (Tel Mond). 
Khalida was initially sentenced to administrative detention for 6 
months, which was replaced with detention after one month and two days, 
following international pressure. Her detention was extended on 
28.05.2015 until the end of legal proceedings, based on 12 charges 
against her that are related to her advocacy work for the freedom of 
Palestinian political prisoners. Her trial has been delayed several 
times deliberately due to lack of evidence and witnesses against her. 
She suffers from health problems, whereby the journey in the “bosta” is 
extremely exhausting for her. It is worth mentioning that Khalida is 
banned by Israeli occupation military from travelling outside occupied 
Palestine. Full profile of Khalida Jarrar 
<http://www.addameer.org/prisoner/khalida-jarrar>, Khalida Jarrar 
resource page on Samidoun <http://samidoun.net/khalidajarrar/>.

*16. ‘Alia Al-Sheikh Al-‘Abassi*: /49 years old, from Silwan in 
Jerusalem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 14.04.2015./
‘Alia was born on 25.03.1966 and is a mother of six. She was arrested on 
02.01.2012 and released on 23.02.2012 under condition of house arrest 
and a fine of 7,500 NIS. ‘Alia was sentenced on 14.04.2015 to 26 month 
imprisonment and a fine on charges of carrying a knife and attempting to 
stab an occupation soldier at a military checkpoint in Shu’fat. The next 
day, she was transferred first to Neve Tirza Prison (Ramle) and later to 
HaSharon prison (Tel Mond). She suffers from various health problems, 
such as Asthma, problems with the spinal column, diabetes, blood 
pressure, cholesterol. She is mother of Palestinian political prisoner 
Issa Abbasi.

*17. Ibtisam Yousif Taha Hamarsheh*:/60 years old, from Ya’bad in Jenin 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 26.05.2015/
Ibtisam was detained on 26.05.2015 during a visit to her imprisoned son 
Ali in Gilboa prison. She was accused of attempted smuggling of a mobile 
phone. On 02.07.2015, the court ordered her release on conditions of 
paying a fine of 30,000 NIS, a bail of 10,000 NIS by a third part and 
house arrest at her sister’s house in Um Al-Fahim until the finalization 
of the court procedures for her trial. On 23.07.2015, the Israeli 
military court in occupied Tiberias sentenced Ibtisam to 6 months 
imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 NIS. She suffers from poor health due 
heart and blood pressure problems, and underwent an operation a few days 
following her detention, and was denied visits while in HaSharon prison 
(Tel Mond).

*18. Sabrin Abu Sharar*: /25 years old, from Dura in Hebron governorate, 
held captive in Israeli jails since 07.06.2015./
Sabrin was born on 27.11.1990, and graduated from medical school in 
Egypt in 2014. She is a trainee doctor at Alia hospital in occupied 
Hebron. She was kidnapped from her family home by Israeli occupation 
forces on 07.06.2015 and taken to interrogation cells in Asqalan prison. 
Sabrin was subjected to physical and psychological torture, including 
pressure, threats and humiliation during the harsh interrogation, which 
lasted from 08:00 till 23:00 every day, whereby the interrogators took 
turns in interrogating with her, while they were screaming, shouting, 
calling her names and threatening her. The cell was small and narrow, 
not bigger than 1.5m x 2m, dirty and smelly, with little ventilation, 
and the toilet was inside the small cell. Sabrin also reports that the 
journey in the “bosta” is another a form of torture; the harsh journey 
starts at 03:00 in the early morning and lasts up to 8 hours. Sabrin is 
currently held in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond).

*19. Maysoun Mousa Mahmoud Al-Jabali*: /19 years old, from Shawawreh in 
Bethlehem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 29.06.2015./
Maysoun is a university student. She was detained by Israeli occupation 
soldiers on 29.06.2015 for carrying out a resistance operation and 
stabbing an occupation soldier near “Rachel’s Tomb” military checkpoint 
in Bethlehem. Maysoun was brutally beaten by the Israeli occupation 
soldiers, who kicked her and beat her with sticks and rifle butts, 
before being transferred to the detention centre. She is currently held 
captive in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond). Her family house was also 
searched, its contents ransacked and her parents were threatened with 
the demolition of their house.

*20. Rawan Abu Matar Ziadeh*: /22 years old, from Beit Illo from 
Ramallah governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 16.07.2015./
Rawan was detained by Israeli occupation soldiers on 16.07.2015 outside 
“Mahliel” illegal Zionist colony in Ramallah governorate. The occupation 
soldiers forced Rawan to the ground, and handcuffed her before taking 
her to interrogation. Rawan was accused of carrying out a resistance 
operation and stabbing an occupation soldier near a military checkpoint 
outside the illegal Zionist colony. She is currently held captive in 
HaSharon prison.

*21. Najwan Mohammad Ayman Odeh*: /34 years old, from Al-Bireh in 
Ramalllah and Al-Bireh governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 
07.09.2015./
Najwan is an employee in the Palestine Office of Qatar Charity in 
Al-Bireh, and also works as a presenter at Nisa’ FM radio station in 
Ramallah. She was kidnapped by Israeli occupation soldiers on the 
morning of 07.09.2015 after raiding her house in Sateh Marhaba in 
Al-Bireh. Her house was ransacked by the IOF, the entrance door broken 
and several PCs were confiscated, and she was taken to interrogation on 
accusation of transferring money to “hostile organizations”

*22. Asma’ Fahid Saied Hamdan*: /19 years old from occupied Nazareth, 
held captive in Israeli jails since 05.10.2015./
Asma’ is a student of medical secretarial work, and was detained on 
05.10.2015 during a protest stand against the human rights violations 
and brutality of the Israeli occupation forces. She told her lawyer that 
was held in the interrogation centre in Nazareth from 17:30 till 02:30, 
before being transferred to Al-Jalameh interrogation centre. At 
Al-Jalameh, Asma’ was strip-searched by a female soldier and 
interrogated for 10 days. She was subjected to torture, insults and 
threats during interrogation and she was isolated from the outside 
world. The cell she was held captive in was very narrow, dirty and 
smelly, and although it was very cold, she was allowed only one mattress 
and one blanket. Asma’ was charged with “incitement and threatening the 
state security” on her Facebook page and allegedly sending text messages 
to her family expressing the unity of the Palestinian people against the 
aggression on Al-Aqsa, and received an administrative detention order 
for 3 months, later reduced to 2, making the first Palestinian female 
from Palestinian areas occupied in 1948 to receive an administrative 
detention order in many years. After hearing her sentence, she asked the 
judge why Israelis who incite against Arabs on Facebook are never 
detained, and told the judge that their laws are racist. She is 
currently held captive in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond).

*23. Shuruq Salah Ibrahim Dwayyat*: /18 years old, from Sur Bahir in 
occupied Jerusalem, held captive in Israeli jails since 07.10.2015./
Shuruq is a first-year student of History and Geography at Bethlehem 
University. On 07.10.2015, while walking in Al-Wad Street in the Old 
City of occupied Jerusalem, Shuruq was shot deliberately and in cold 
blood by a Jewish colonist from a short distance after he tried to 
remove her head cover (hijab), and she pushed him away. She was shot 4 
bullets in the chest, neck and shoulder, injuring a main vein in her 
shoulder, and was left bleeding on the street for at least two hours, 
while Israeli occupation soldiers shouted at her and insulted her. She 
was later transferred to Hadasa hospital to receive treatment, where she 
was tied to the hospital bed and denied family visits. Shuruq underwent 
an operation to plant a vein in her shoulder, after which she was taken 
on a wheelchair to interrogation cells in Al-Maskubiyyeh detention 
centre (the Russian Compound), where she was held for 4 hours and was 
insulted and threatened by the interrogators to be taken to an unknown 
place and to demolish her family house. She was accused to attempting to 
stab the Zionist colonists who attacked her. After interrogation, Shuruq 
was taken to jail in the “bosta”, although she recently underwent an 
operation and needed medical assistant; she was unable to stand or walk, 
was in pain, and one time fell on the ground, but the Israeli occupation 
solders laughed at her. The “bosta” was smelly, without any ventilation, 
and the journey from Al-Maskubiyyeh to HaSharon (Tel Mond) lasted 8 
hours. She was brought in front of an Israeli military court on 
13.10.2015, but the trial was postponed. She looked very tired as a 
result of her injury. Additionally, and clearly a collective punishment 
to Shuruq’s family, Israeli occupation authorities issued a demolition 
order for the house of Shuruq’s brother under the pretext of building 
without a permit.

*24. Isra’ Mohammad Ja’abees*: /31 years old, from Jabal Al-Mukabbir in 
Jerusalem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 11.10.2015./
On the morning of 11.10.2015, Isra’ was on her way to work coming from 
Jericho, where she has a second home, when her car caught fire due to an 
electrical short circuit that caused the airbag to explode. As her car 
stopped at the Z’ayem Israeli military checkpoint, and despite seeing 
the car catch fire, Israeli occupation soldiers rushed to shoot at 
Isra’. She is currently still receiving treatment in Hadasa hospital, as 
she suffers from severe burns all over her body. Israeli occupation 
forces claim that Isra’ attempted to carry put a resistance operation, 
which eyewitnesses deny and insist that it was a car malfunction and 
that the car did not explode.

*25. Nisreen Hassan Abdallah Hassan*: /40 years old, from occupied 
Haifa, held captive in Israeli jails since 18.10.2015./
Nisreen is from occupied Haifa, and is married to a Palestinian from the 
Gaza Strip. She is mother to seven children, the youngest of whom is 10 
years old. Nisreen was detained at Beit Hanoun Israeli military 
checkpoint on 18.10.2015, and has since been held in detention. Israeli 
occupation forces accuse Nisreen of membership in Kataeb Al-Mujahideen 
in Gaza Strip, and collecting information in 2013 and 2014 on 
governmental buildings and other sensitive locations in occupied Haifa 
for the benefit of the Palestinian resistance. Her trial was postponed 4 
times, lately till 15.12.2015, under the pretext of “completing the 
interrogation”. It is worth mentioning that Nisreen suffers from 
cervical cancer.

*26. Istabraq Ahmad Nur*: /15 years old, from Madama in Nablus 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 21.10.2015./
Istabraq comes from a family of 11 and is a student in the 9th grade at 
Madama Girls School. She was detained on the early morning of 
21.10.2015, after being shot in the right hand and foot by Israeli 
occupation forces near the illegal Zionist colony “Yitzhar”. Israeli 
occupation soldiers claimed that Istabraq attempted to sneak into the 
Zionist colony to carry out a resistance operation. She lost conscience 
as a result of the injury and only awoke in the ambulance. Istabraq 
spent 3 days receiving treatment at Shneider hospital, before being 
transferred between jails, which refused to take her in due to 
over-crowding, to finally end up in Asqalan prison together with Jihan 
‘Ereqatand Marah Bakeer. The three girls were held in isolation in 
Asqalan prison, where they were held in a small and narrow cell that was 
dirty, infested with insects and cockroaches, high humidity and lacked 
basic needs for living. The cell was close to the section of Israeli 
criminal prisoners, who often shouted and insulted the three Palestinian 
minors. When first transferred to Asqalan, the three minors were left 
several days without blankets and suffered from the harsh cold, lack of 
winter clothing, the food was of bad quality and they were not allowed 
to go regularly to the yard. Istabraq was brought to Salim military 
court several time, and one time she was beaten by an Israeli occupation 
policewoman during the court session. On the way to Asqalan prison, one 
of the Israeli policewomen removed the bandages from her hand although 
not fully recovered, as she still needs treatment, and since her 
transfer to Asqalan, she’d been suffering from deliberate medical 
negligence. On 22.11.2015, the three minors Istabraq, Jihan ‘Ereqat and 
Marah Bakeer were transferred from Asqalan prison to an isolation cell 
in Neve Tirze (Ramle) for Israeli female prisoners held on criminal 
charges. They suffer from abuse, can’t sleep because of the shouting 
coming from the section of Israeli criminal prisoners, and haven’t 
received a family visit since their detention. On 29.11.2015, it was 
reported that the IPS issued a decision to transfer the three minors to 
HaSharon prison (Tel Mond).

*27. Shifa’ Fadel Obeido Shaloudeh*: /33 years old, from Silwan in 
Jerusalem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 21.10.2015./
Shifa’ has been held captive in HaSharon (Tel Mond) since 21.10.2105. 
She was kidnapped with her 11 year-old son Fadi from their home in 
Silwan during a raid of the Israeli occupation special forces, on 
charges of throwing stones at Israeli occupation soldiers. While in the 
Israeli jeep, Fadi was beaten repeatedly, and was ordered to keep his 
head down and not to move; and whenever he would move, the soldiers 
would beat him. Shifa’ shouted at them and cried and told them that her 
son was but a child, but the soldiers ordered her to be quiet and even 
threatened her. She told reporters: “The soldier deliberately beat my 
son in front of me to see my reaction, imagine the feeling of a mother 
seeing her son being harassed. It’s a very difficult situation and no 
person can endure this. I felt hopeless and unable to protect my son who 
was being beaten in front of me.” While at the interrogation centre in 
Al-Mukabir, Israeli interrogators brought Shifa’s son into the 
interrogation cell, made him stand in the cell without allowing both to 
talk to each other. Fadi was released a day later on conditions of “home 
confinement” at his uncles house and a bail of 8,000 NIS, while Shifa’s 
detention in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond) was extended several times, 
during which the occupation soldiers detained her other son; 17-year-old 
Samer, and transferred him to the new section in Givon Prison in Ramleh, 
recently opened to imprison Palestinian minors from Jerusalem and 
Palestinian areas occupied in 1948. Additionally, the IOF summoned 
Shifa’s husband Hamza and their 15 year-old son Basil for questioning. 
Both Samer and Fadi were charged with “throwing stones and bricks and 
empty bottles” at Israeli occupation soldiers, while their mother was 
charged with “incitement and helping young men prepare stones” and 
“illegal residence in Jerusalem” as she is a holder of a West Bank ID. 
Fadi is currently under house arrest, he is not allowed to leave his 
uncle’s house, and is prevented from going to school. Also, Hamza is 
prevented from visiting his wife in HaSharon prison (Tel Mond), on 
grounds that he was held captive in Israeli jails 24 years ago. Although 
the Israeli magistrate court agreed to the conditional release of Shifa’ 
last week on condition of house arrest and a fine of 10,000 NIS, the 
Israeli prosecutor appealed at the district court, which in turn agreed 
to freeze the release and extend Shifa’s detention pending the issuance 
of a report of the so-called “behaviour officer” on three bailors, to 
consider the possibility of releasing her on condition of home 
confinement and a fine.

*28. Jihan Hatem Abdel Aziz ‘Ereqat*: /17 years old, from Abu Dees in 
Jerusalem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 27.10.2015./
Jihan is a high school pupil. On 27.10.2015, she was detained with her 
sister Nour near the Ibrahimi Mosque in occupied Hebron on claims of 
possessing a knife. Nour was released later and Jihan was taken to the 
Maskubiyyeh detention centre (Russian Compound) for interrogation, after 
which she was transferred to Asqalan prison. Jihan was isolated, 
together with Marah Bkeer and Instabraq Nur, in a cell in Asqalan 
prison. The cell was small, dirty, infested with insects and 
cockroaches. They complained from the bad food and the lack of drinking 
water. They also suffered from the various raids of the IPS, the 
searches, humiliation and racist ridicule by Israeli occupation 
soldiers. They asked to be transferred to HaSharon (Tel Mond) to be with 
other Palestinian female political prisoners. On 22.11.2015, the three 
minors Jiahn, Istabraq Nur and Marah Bakeer were transferred from 
Asqalan prison to an isolation cell in Neve Tirze (Ramleh) for Israeli 
female prisoners held on criminal charges. They suffer from abuse, can’t 
sleep because of the shouting coming from the section of Israeli 
criminal prisoners, and haven’t received a family visit since their 
detention. On 29.11.2015, it was reported that the IPS issued a decision 
to transfer the three minors to HaSharon prison (Tel Mond).

*29. Jurin Saied Qadah*: /19 years old, from Shuqba in Ramallah 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 28.10.2015./
Jurin is a second-year Media student at Birzeit University. On 
28.10.2015 at 03:00 am, Israeli occupation forces raided Jurin’s family 
house, searched the house, beat her and kidnapped her, because she wrote 
the following sentence on her Facebook page: “If I ever leave, cover me 
with your prayers for me”. Jurin was subjected to a degrading treatment 
during the harsh interrogation, and she fainted during the transfer to 
Ofer military court because of extreme fatigue and the length of the 
journey in the “bosta” from the prison to the court. On 04.11.2015, 
Jurin received an administrative detention order of 3 months renewable; 
making her the second Palestinian woman in years to receive an 
administrative detention order. Jurin is currently held captive in 
HaSharon prison (Tel Mond). During her detention, she was subjected to 
harassments and in one incident, a female occupation soldier beat Jurin, 
causing her bruises in her foot.

*30. Marah Jawdat Bakeer*: /16 years old, from Beit Hanina in Jerusalem 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 03.11.2015./
Marah was leaving school in Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem after 
the end of the school day on 03.11.2015, when Zionist colonists shouted 
at her and falsely claimed that she attacked them. Israeli occupation 
soldiers present immediately shot her several times; 10 bullets 
according to various reports, in the upper body and in the left leg and 
arm causing fractures in both and shrapnel in the face. She was left to 
bleed for some time, before being taken to Hadasa hospital for 
treatment, where she stayed for 24 days while hand and leg tied to the 
hospital bed. She was later transferred to Asqalan prison, as HaSharon 
prison (Tel Mond) refused to take her in due to over-crowding. Marah was 
held captive, together with Jihan ‘Ereqat and Instabraq Nur, in a cell 
in Asqalan prison; the three minors told lawyers that the cell was 
small, dirty and that they suffered from allergies because the cell was 
infested with insects and cockroaches, and the lack of hygiene material 
such as shampoo, in addition to bad food and a delay in providing 
drinking water. They also complained from the various raids of the IPS, 
the searches, humiliation and racist ridicule by Israeli occupation 
soldiers, and asked to be transferred to HaSharon prison (Tel Mond) to 
be with other Palestinian female political prisoners. On 22.11.2015, the 
three minors Marah, Jihan ‘Ereqat and Istabqar Nur were transferred from 
Asqalan prison to an isolation cell in Neve Tirze (Ramle) for Israeli 
female prisoners held on criminal charges. They suffer from abuse, can’t 
sleep because of the shouting coming from the section of Israeli 
criminal prisoners, and haven’t received a family visit since their 
detention. On 29.11.2015, it was reported that the IPS issued a decision 
to transfer the three minors to HaSharon prison (Tel Mond).

*31. Hilweh Mohammad ‘Elayan Hamamreh*: /25 years old, from Husan in 
Bethlehem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 08.11.2015./
Hilweh is married and has 1 daughter. She was shot and severely injured 
by Israeli occupation soldiers on 08.11.2015 in the abdomen and leg 
after carrying out a resistance operation in which she slightly injured 
an Israeli security guard outside the Zionist colony “Beitar Ilit”. 
Hilweh was transferred to the intensive care unit at Hadasa hospital due 
to her critical condition. The doctors told her lawyer that there is 
slight improvement in her condition, but refused to disclose further 
information. On 22.11.2015, Ofer military court extended the detention 
of Hilweh for another 8 days under the pretext of “incomplete 
interrogation”.

*32. Samya Mashahreh*: /30 years old, from Jabal Al-Mukabir in Jerusalem 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 08.11.2015./
Samya is mother of two girls and one boy, and is wife of Palestinian 
prisoner Fahmi Mashahreh who is serving a 20-time life sentence. She was 
detained and her two children, 13 year-old Obeidah and 2 year-old Aziza, 
on 08.11.2015, while visiting her husband in Eshel prison, and were 
taken to Bir As-Sabi’ police station. Her children were sent to her 
parents, while her detention was repeatedly extended. She is held 
captive on charges of “trying to smuggle a mobile phone to her husband, 
disrupting the work of the police and helping a terrorist organization”. 
It is worth mentioning that her second daughter Aziza, born in 2003, was 
conceived after samples of her father’s sperm were smuggled out of prison.

*33. Abeer “Amira” Ahmad Hmeidat Al-Qadi*: /43 years old, from Sourif in 
Hebron governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 16.11.2015./
At 20:00 on 16.11.2015, more than 30 military vehicles of the Israeli 
occupation forces raided Abeer’s house in Sourif. They shouted at the 
residents, insulted them, and ransacked the house for 3 hours before 
kidnapping Abeer while handcuffed. Israeli occupation soldiers also beat 
Abeer’s husband Ahmad, when he tried to prevent the soldiers from 
stealing money and other possessions from the house, whereby they took 
65,000 NIS. She suffers from various health problems, including Asthma, 
and underwent an operation 5 years earlier to remove a tumour. Abeer is 
held captive in Asqalan interrogation centre and denied family visits.

*34. Dunia Ali Misleh*: /19 years old from Dheisheh refugee camp in 
Bethlehem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 16.11.2015./
Dunia is a student at Palestine Ahliya University in Bethlehem and is 
active in the Progressive Student Labour Front at the university. On 
16.11.2015, Israeli occupation forces conducted a dawn raid on Dheisheh 
refugee camp, during which several houses were raided, accompanied with 
firing live bullets, gas and sound canisters at the houses and the 
Palestinian protesters who came out to defend confront the IOF and 
defend the refugee camp. 4 young men were injured with live bullets and 
Dunia was detained. Dunia’s house was raided, its main entrance forced 
open and it was thoroughly searched. It is suspected that Dunia is 
detained on accusation of incitement on Facebook, as she received a 
phone call weeks before her detention from someone claiming to be from 
the Israeli intelligence and threatening her over her Facebook activity. 
Her court session was postponed twice.

*35. Lynn Haitham Tawfiq Al-Heeh*: /18 years old, from Sourif in Hebron 
governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 18.11.2015./
Lynn was held captive by Israeli occupation soldiers on 18.11.2015 at 
the entrance to Al-Shuhada Street near the “container” military 
checkpoint in Hebron city. She was accused of trying to cross the 
military checkpoint and was transferred to the occupation police station.

*36. Tamara Mohammad Ahmad Shreiteh*: /27 years old, from Yatta on 
Hebron governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 21.11.2015./
Tamara is a mother of four. She was detained by Israeli occupation 
soldiers on 21.11.2015 near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the old city of 
occupied Hebron under the pretext of “possessing a kitchen knife”. 
Tamara was beaten by the occupation soldiers before being taken to the 
occupation police station in the vicinity of the Ibrahimi for interrogation.

*37. Nourhan Awwad*: /14 years old, from Qalandia refugee camp, held 
captive in Israeli jails since 23.11.2015./
On 23.11.2015, Nourhan and her 16 year-old cousin Hadeel were on their 
way to school, when they were harassed and threatened by Zionist 
colonists. They tried to defend themselves with a little scissor they 
had, at which point Israeli occupation policemen shot at the two minors, 
whereby Hadeel was martyred and Nourhan was critically injured in the 
liver and the foot. She was also subjected to severe beating and 
insults. Nourhan is held captive in the hospital on accusation of 
stabbing of Zionist colonists. On 27.11.2015, it was reported that 
Nourhan told interrogators that: “I did not intend to stab anyone, but 
when I heard them say “terrorist, terrorist” I pulled out a scissor to 
protect myself.” A video appeared that shows Israeli occupation 
policemen shoot at Nourhan although she was lying on the ground motionless.

*38. Mariam Arafat Sawafta*: /21 years old, from Tubas, held captive in 
Israeli jails since 28.11.2015./
Mariam is originally from Tubas, but is married and resides in the 
Jordan Valley. On the morning of 28.11.2015, Israeli occupation soldiers 
detained Mariam at Al-Hamra military checkpoint in Jericho governorate 
on accusation of “attempting to stab an occupation soldier”.

*39. Nada Ahmad Yousif Shusheh*: /52 years old, from Aida refugee camp 
in Bethlehem governorate, held captive in Israeli jails since 29.11.2015./
Israeli occupation soldiers detained Nada on the morning of 29.11.2015 
when she went to visit her two imprisoned sons Hamzeh and Mohammad in 
An-Naqab prison. She was detained at Ath-Thahriyyeh military checkpoint 
and accused by Israeli occupation soldiers of carrying a “knife”, which 
her brother says was a pair of small scissors for trimming the nails, 
which she always keeps in her handbag. Nada was taken to interrogation 
in the police station in “Kiryat Arba” Zionist colony.

In addition to Palestinian female prisoner in Israeli jails, the Zionist 
entity imprisons the bodies of 8 Palestinian female martyrs:
1. Martyr Dalal Said Mohammad Al-Mughrabi, martyred on 11.03.1978.
2. Martyr Darin Mohammad Abu Eisheh, from Jenin, martyred on 17.02.2002.
3. Martyr Wafa‘ Ali Khalil Idris, from Al-Am’ari refugee camp, Ramallah, 
martyred on 21.02.2002.
4. Martyr Hanadi Tayseer Abdel Malik Jradat, from Jenin, martyred on 
04.10.2003.
5. Martyr Tharwat Ibrahim Salman Al-Sha’rawi, from Hebron, martyred on 
06.11.2015.
6. Martyr Rasha Ahmad Hamid ‘Eweisi, from Qalqilya, martyred on 09.11.2015.
7. Martyr Ashraqat Taha Ahmad Qatanani, from Askar refugee camp, 
martyred on 22.11.2015.
8. Martyr Hadeel Wajeh Awwad, from Qalandia refugee camp, martyred on 
23.11.2015.

*Freedom for ALL Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Dungeons*

Sources:
http://www.assra48.com <http://www.assra48.com/>
http://www.waed.ps <http://www.waed.ps/>
http://www.samidoun.ca <http://www.samidoun.ca/>
http://www.addameer.org <http://www.addameer.org/>
http://www.freedom.ps <http://www.freedom.ps/>
http://www.wofpp.org <http://www.wofpp.org/>
http://www.ahrarwledna.com <http://www.ahrarwledna.com/>

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