[Pnews] Palestinian women and girls: 5 administrative detainees, 58 women prisoners and 10 minor girls in Israeli jails

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Tue Sep 19 17:48:13 EDT 2017


  Palestinian women and girls: 5 administrative detainees, 58 women
  prisoners and 10 minor girls in Israeli jails

September 19, 2017

Sabah Faraoun 
Palestinian Jerusalemite seamstress and mother who is held without 
charge or trial under administrative detention, was issued a final order 
<http://asravoice.ps/post/7866/> for three months in administrative 
detention on 19 September 2017. She has been repeatedly ordered to 
different periods in administrative detention since she was seized by 
Israeli occupation forces on 19 June 2016.

Her administrative detention order has been renewed six times for 
periods ranging from one to four months; administrative detention orders 
are generally indefinitely renewable and Palestinians have been jailed 
for years at a time without charge or trial. She is one of five 
Palestinian women held in administrative detention, among over 450 total 
administrative detainees and 6,200 Palestinian political prisoners. This 
final order means that her administrative detention will not be renewed 
upon its expiration.

The other four Palestinian women held in administrative detention are 
former prisoner Ihsan Dababseh 
Afnan Abu Haniyeh 
Palestinian leftist parliamentarian and national leader Khalida Jarrar 
and Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees president Khitam Saafin 

Also on Tuesday, 19 September, an Israeli military court sentenced Ahlam 
al-Mahlouk <http://asravoice.ps/post/7865/>, 19, from the village of 
Qarawat Bani Zeid near Ramallah, to six months and one day in prison for 
“incitement,” for posting on social media. She was seized by Israeli 
occupation forces who invaded her home on 16 June 2017 as she was in the 
midst of planning for her upcoming wedding.

A hearing was also held in the case of Rawan Dabbas, 
<http://asravoice.ps/post/7847> 22, from the village of Jaffna, near 
Ramallah, who has been imprisoned since 24 July during a pre-dawn raid 
on her family home. The case of Istabraq Yahya Tamimi 
the Palestinian student at Bir Zeit University who was seized from the 
girls’ dormitory in a military raid on 20 March 2017, was continued 
until 31 October 2017 <http://asramedia.ps/post/4854/> after convening 
Tuesday. She was to graduate in the summer, but has been forced to delay 
her studies due to her continued imprisonment by the Israeli occupation.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, 17 September, two Jerusalemite women 
<http://asravoice.ps/post/7862> known for their involvement in the 
defense of Al-Aqsa Mosque against Israeli settlers and occupation 
forces, Khadija Khweis 
andHanadi Halawani 
both had their detention extended an additional week until Sunday, 24 
September. Both Khweis and Halawani have been banned from the holy site 
by occupation forces in the past but are dedicated to continuing their 
activities at the mosque, under threat from Israeli forces who seek to 
take it over.

There are currently 58 Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails, 
including 10 minor girls under the age of 18. It should be noted that 
several more of the jailed women were under 18 when sentenced and have 
turned 18 behind Israeli bars, such as Nurhan Awad. 

The 10 girls,all held in HaSharon prison <http://asravoice.ps/post/7863> 
among 35 Palestinian women (the remaining 23 women prisoners are held in 
Damon prison) are: Iman Ali, Marah Jaida, Lama al-Bakri, Israa Jaber, 
Amal Kabha, Manar Shweiki, Malak al-Ghaliz (the youngest prisoner at age 
14), Huda Areenat, Malak Salman and Nour Zreikat.

Lama al-Bakri <http://www.wattan.tv/news/215355.html>, 17, was sentenced 
on Tuesday to three years and two months in Israeli prison and a fine of 
6,000 NIS ($1700 USD). Meanwhile, the mother of Amal Qabha, 17, from the 
village of Umm al-Rayhan near Jenin, serving a one and a half year 
sentence, had an interview with the Prisoners’ Information Office 
<http://www.wattan.tv/news/215350.html>, in which she said that her 
daughter is beloved within the prison among her fellow Palestinian women 
prisoners for her creativity and artwork. Amal was accused of attempting 
to attack an occupation soldier at a checkpoint between her home village 
and the village of Tura; she is attempting to complete her 11th grade 
studies inside prison. Her mother emphasized that she is an excellent 
student who wants to take the Tawjihi exam and has always planned to 
attend university.

She denounced the conditions of the girls’ imprisonment in Israeli 
prisons including frequent trips on the “bosta,” 
which can often last for multiple days, when being transported back and 
forth to the military courts, noting that the military court convened 14 
times in Amal’s case.

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