[Pnews] Palestine - Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention extended – keep up the campaign for freedom!

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Fri Jun 15 10:39:08 EDT 2018


http://samidoun.net/2018/06/reports-khalida-jarrars-administrative-detention-extended-keep-up-the-campaign-for-freedom/ 



  Khalida Jarrar’s administrative detention extended – keep up the
  campaign for freedom!

June 15, 2018
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*Take action: Sign the petition now – http://bit.ly/FreeKhalidaJarrar*

According to Palestinian news reports <http://hadfnews.ps/post/42647/>, 
the administrative detention order against Palestinian leader, 
parliamentarian, feminist and leftist Khalida Jarrar 
<http://samidoun.net/2017/12/urgent-khalida-jarrars-imprisonment-without-charge-or-trial-extended-for-six-more-months/> 
was renewed late on Thursday, 14 June, two weeks before she was 
scheduled to be released after a year of imprisonment without charge or 
trial. She was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded the 
family home in El-Bireh on 2 July 2017, only a year after her release 
from a prior term of political imprisonment.

*Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network recently issued a 
call, reiterating our demand for Khalida’s freedom 
<http://samidoun.net/2018/06/take-action-demand-freedom-for-imprisoned-palestinian-leader-khalida-jarrar/>, 
joining those from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights 
Association 
<http://addameer.org/news/urgent-action-help-free-human-rights-defender-khalida-jarar> 
and others. The extension of Khalida’s administrative detention does not 
mean that the campaign is stopping – on the contrary, it illustrates 
just how critical it is to pressure the Israeli occupation to demand her 
freedom. *

Administrative detention orders, first introduced to Palestine by the 
British colonial mandate and continued in frequent use by the Israeli 
occupier, are indefinitely renewable, with no charge or trial, on the 
basis of secret evidence.  The Israeli military courts have not yet 
confirmed the administrative detention order. While they operate as an 
essential rubber stamp for such orders – prompting an ongoing boycott by 
the approximately 450 Palestinians 
<http://samidoun.net/2018/06/hassan-shokeh-launches-hunger-strike-against-administrative-detention-as-mass-court-boycott-continues/> 
held without charge or trial in administrative detention, including 
Khalida – *this period is particularly critical to escalate 
international demands for her freedom.*

**

Following Jarrar’s arrest in July 2017, international protests and calls 
for her freedom from popular movements and officials were heard around 
the world; nevertheless, in a clear show of impunity, the Israeli 
occupation ordered her to six months’ imprisonment without charge or 
trial under administrative detention.

Jarrar is one of Palestine’s foremost advocates for freedom and justice. 
As Vice-Chair of the Board of Addameer, she works to free Palestinian 
political prisoners. Within the Palestinian Legislative Council, she is 
a member of the Palestinian national committee to bring Palestinian 
cases to the International Criminal Court and hold Israeli officials 
accountable internationally.

She is also facing repression inside Israeli prisons. Suha Jarrar, 
Khalida’s daughter, described one recent experience on Facebook. 
<https://www.facebook.com/suhajarrar11/posts/10160562858260444> She was 
told that Israeli intelligence forces had banned her mother from 
receiving any books while detained. “Israel failed to break Khalida’a 
spirit by attempting to forcibly transfer her away from her home and by 
continuing to arbitrarily detain her. It certainly will not break her 
spirit by prohibiting her from reading a novel. She will write a novel, 
she will write the story of Israel’s fascist regime. Mom doesn’t need to 
read about the roots of the Zionist right-wing ideology right away, 
because her current reality as an arbitrarily detained woman is an 
outcome of that ideology. We will not rest until Israel’s prison bars 
are dismantled and their bits are piled into heaps. We will not rest 
until justice prevails!” she wrote

*Now is the time to act to demand that justice prevail. Organize a 
protest, sign the petition and voice your dissent: raise your voice for 
freedom for Khalida Jarrar and all Palestinian prisoners! *

*Take action!*

*1. Sign the petition! *Sign today and share with others on social media 
– 
https://www.change.org/p/free-khalida-jarrar-palestinian-parliamentarian-and-feminist. 
Use this petition to spread the word and demand Khalida’s freedom!

*2. Organize a protest or demonstration at an the Israeli consulate or 
embassy or a public square for Khalida Jarrar *and distribute this post 
and other news about Khalida and the Palestinian prisoners. Find your 
nearest Israeli embassy here: 
https://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/israel. Write to us at 
samidoun at samidoun.net <mailto:samidoun at samidoun.net> or contact us on 
Facebook <http://facebook.com/samidounprisonersolidarity/> to let us 
know about your action! You can use the campaign graphics and materials 
<http://samidoun.ca/2014/08/khalida-jarrar-campaign-graphics-and-materials/> at 
your action.

*3. Write a letter and mail it yourself* – this can increase the 
effectiveness of your call! The letter text and addresses are included 
in the call from Addameer, reprinted below.

Addameer’s call to action 
<http://addameer.org/news/urgent-action-help-free-human-rights-defender-khalida-jarar>:

Khalida Jarrar has been imprisoned since 2 July 2017 without charge or 
trial. Her administrative detention order runs the risk of being renewed 
on 30 June 2018.

As an administrative detainee, she has not been made privy to the 
information used to deny her of her freedom, and thus has not had a 
genuine chance to refute claims made against her. Such a situation 
represents a core of the occupation’s system of control. If you are a 
powerful and committed advocate for the human rights of the Palestinian 
people, then you are likely to lose your freedom in your struggle for 
basic dignity.

Khalida has worked tirelessly over her career as an advocate for the 
Palestinian prisoners, and for the rights of women. Following her time 
as the Director of Addameer, she was elected to the Palestinian 
Legislative Council (PLC) in 2006. Her roles as a PLC member included 
heading the Prisoners’ Commission and was a member of the Palestinian 
National Committee for the follow up with International Criminal Court 
(ICC). As part of her work, she was instrumental in facilitating the 
Palestinian ascension to the Rome Statute. As a result of her work, she 
has been denied permission to travel multiple times and was expelled to 
Jericho in 2014.

Khalida has been held in Administrative Detention on a separate occasion 
in 2015, prior to being sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by an 
Israeli Military Court. Following international pressure, she was 
released in June 2016. Since July 2017, she has had her administrative 
detention renewed once. For more details on her case, please see her 
prisoner profile <http://www.addameer.org/prisoner/khalida-jarrar> and 
to learn more about her teaching international law to female prisoners 
while incarcerated, check here 
<http://www.addameer.org/news/no-education-no-awareness-female-minors-detention>.

With this call for action and support, we hope to place pressure on the 
occupation to not renew her administrative detention order again. Her 
imprisonment represents a grave violation of international law and the 
international community must not stand silent in the face of such action.

There are very few times where there is a possibility of us having a 
genuine impact, but this is one of them. Khalida has committed her life 
to realizing basic Palestinian dignity through utilizing the 
international legal framework. For all of us who believe in justice, it 
is incumbent upon us to do all that we can to ensure her freedom.

As such, we call on all supporters to contact the key decision makers 
located below. Urge them to abide by international law, and release 
Khalida Jarrar.

TAKE ACTION:

1. Organize a protest, demonstration, speaking event or banner drop in 
your city, community or campus calling for freedom for Khalida Jarrar 
and her fellow Palestinian prisoners.

2. Write to Israeli officials to demand Khalida Jarrar’s release.

Sample Letter and Contact information:

Dear __,

I write today to demand the immediate release of the Palestinian 
Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar, who has been under 
administrative detention since June 2017.

Khalida Jarrar has been imprisoned since 2 July 2017 without charge or 
trial. Her administrative detention order runs the risk of being renewed 
on 30 June 2018. Khalida has been held in Administrative Detention on a 
separate occasion in 2015, prior to being sentenced to 15 months 
imprisonment by an Israeli Military Court. Following international 
pressure, she was released in June 2016. Since July 2017, she has had 
her administrative detention renewed once.

I demand the immediate release of Khalida Jarrar and an end to the 
administrative detention policy which is on the basis of so-called 
secret information. This is an attempt to prevent PLC members and human 
rights advocates, such as Khalida Jarrar, from dedicating their lives to 
achieving basic dignity for Palestinians. Her continued detention is 
arbitrary and unjust, and I demand her immediate freedom.

Sincerely,

Minister of Defence

Avigdor Liberman

Ministry of Defence

37 Kaplan Street

Hakirya

Tel Aviv 61909, Israel

Fax: +972 73 323 3300 <tel:+972%2073-323-3300>

Email: minister at mod.gov.il <mailto:minister at mod.gov.il>

Email: pniot at mod.gov.il 
<mailto:pniot at mod.gov.il?subject=%D7%A4%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%94%20%D7%9E%D7%90%D7%AA%D7%A8%20gov.il%20%20Ministry%20of%20Defense>

Salutation: Dear Minister

Attorney General

Avichai Mendelbilt

Ministry of Justice

29 Salah al-Din Street

Jerusalem 91010, Israel

Fax: +972 2 530 3367 <tel:+972%202-530-3367>

Email: ishkat-yoetz at justice.gov.il <mailto:ishkat-yoetz at justice.gov.il>

Military Judge Advocate General

Brigadier General Sharon Afek

Hakirya, Tel Aviv, Israel

Fax: +972 3 569 4526 <tel:+972%203-569-4526>

Email: Mag at idf.gov.il <mailto:Mag at idf.gov.il>

Commander of the IOF – West Bank

Major-General Roni Numa

GOC Central Command

Military Post 01149, Battalion 877

Israel Defense Forces, Israel

Fax: +972 2 530 5741 <tel:+972%202-530-5741>, +972 2 530 5724 
<tel:+972%202-530-5724>

Salutation: Dear Major-General Roni Numa

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Prime Minister’s Office

Jerusalem
3 Kaplan St. Hakirya

91950

Fax: +972 <tel:+972%202-530-5724>-2-6496659

Email: bnetanyahu at KNESSET.GOV.IL <mailto:bnetanyahu at KNESSET.GOV.IL>

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