[Pnews] Palestinian Khalida Jarrar’s imprisonment without charge or trial extended for six more months

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Wed Dec 27 12:46:11 EST 2017


  Urgent: Khalida Jarrar’s imprisonment without charge or trial extended
  for six more months

27 December 2017

The Israeli occupation military issued an order extending the arbitrary 
administrative detention of Palestinian parliamentarian and national 
leader Khalida Jarrar 
for an additional six months on Wednesday, 27 December 2017, four days 
before her detention was to expire 
<http://www.maannews.net/Content.aspx?id=934505>. Jarrar was seized by 
occupation soldiers who invaded her home in El-Bireh on 2 July 2017. A 
well-known Palestinian leader, Jarrar is a member of the Palestinian 
Legislative Council, head of its Prisoners’ Committee and Vice-Chair of 
the Board ofAddameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association 

Jarrar is one of 11 Palestinian parliamentarians 
imprisoned by the Israeli occupation, most of them jailed – like her – 
without charge or trial under administrative detention. She is one of 
three Palestinian women currently held in administrative detention, 
along with Khadija Ruba’i 
and journalist Bushra al-Tawil 
There are a total of over 450 Palestinians imprisoned without charge or 
trial under administrative detention and over 6,100 total Palestinian 
political prisoners in Israeli jails.

Administrative detention is an artifact of the British colonial mandate 
over Palestine that allows the Israeli military to arbitrarily imprison 
Palestinians with no charge and no trial. It is frequently used to 
target community leaders like Jarrar, and its widespread and systematic 
use stands in violation of the Geneva Conventions and the International 
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Protests and statements from around the world 
including from political parties and the South African government, have 
urged Jarrar’s immediate release. She has been subject to repeated and 
ongoing attacks by the Israeli occupation, including the attempt to 
forcibly displace her to Jericho from her Ramallah home in 2014, 
followed by her arrest and imprisonment in 2015. She was also ordered to 
six months in administrative detention 
<http://samidoun.net/2015/08/take-action-khalida-jarrars-next-military-hearing-on-10-august-demand-her-release/> then; 
however, following an international outcry, the administrative detention 
order against her was cancelled and she was instead ordered to the no 
less unjust Israeli military courts, sentenced on political charges and 
jailed until June 2016.

This latest renewal of Jarrar’s administrative detention comes hand in 
hand with the detention of over 500 Palestinians since the imperial 
Trump declaration by U.S. President Donald Trump purporting to recognize 
Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The mass arrests, including the 
targeting of youth activist Ahed Tamimi 
<http://samidoun.net/2017/12/free-ahed-tamimi/> and former long-term 
hunger striker Khader Adnan 
are an attempt to suppress the Palestinian people’s resistance to 
injustice and emerging uprising. This is part and parcel of an Israeli 
strategy that aims to deny the Palestinian people their active, 
principled leadership at a critical time of mobilization.


*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges international 
mobilization and action to demand the immediate release of Khalida 
Jarrar, prominent Palestinian parliamentarian, leftist and feminist 
leader committed to the freedom and liberation of her people. This is a 
clear attempt to continue the systematic suppression of Palestinian 
popular movements through arrests and attempted intimidation by an armed 
occupation force with the clear backing of U.S. imperial power. *

*We urge all friends of Palestine and the Palestinian people to join us 
in reactivating the Khalida Jarrar Solidarity Campaign. 
<http://samidoun.net/khalidajarrar> The detention of Khalida Jarrar 
represents an attack on the leaders, the political activity and the 
popular organizing of the Palestinian people. It must be met with 
intensified solidarity to demand the freedom of Khalida Jarrar and all 
of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners behind bars in Israeli 
occupation prisons.*

*Take Action to support Khalida Jarrar:*

*1. Contact your Member of Parliament, Representative, or Member of 
European Parliament.* The attack on Khalida is an attack on Palestinian 
parliamentary legitimacy and political expression and a violation of 
parliamentary immunity. Parliamentarians have a responsibility to 
pressure Israel to cancel this order.

*2. Use the Campaign Resources 
<http://samidoun.ca/2014/08/khalida-jarrar-campaign-graphics-and-materials/> to 
inform your community, parliamentarians and others about Khalida’s case.*

*3.* *Protest at the Israeli consulate or embassy for Khalida Jarrar or 
join one of the many protests for Jerusalem 
*and distribute this post and other news about Khalida and the 
Palestinian prisoners. Go to a public square or find your nearest 
Israeli embassy here: https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/israel

*4. Write to Khalida and show your support.* While Zionist jailers 
frequently censor Palestinian prisoners’ mail, these letters can help 
bolster morale and even send a message to the jailers and censors 
themselves. Write to Khalida Jarrar at: HaSharon prison
Ben Yehuda, P.O. Box 7
40 330 Israel

*5. Boycott, Divest and Sanction.* Hold Israel accountable for its 
violations of international law. Don’t buy Israeli goods, and campaign 
to end investments in corporations that profit from the occupation like 
HP and G4S. Learn more at bdsmovement.net <http://bdsmovement.net/>.

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