[Pnews] Rise in number of Palestinian women prisoners in Israel jails

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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190909-rise-in-number-of-female-palestinian-prisoners-in-israel-jails/ 



  Rise in number of female Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails

September 9, 2019
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There are now 40 Palestinian women being held in Israeli jails, the 
Palestine Prisoners Centre for Studies revealed yesterday.

/Felesteen.ps/ reported the NGO saying in a statement that Israeli 
occupation forces arrest 10-15 female Palestinians every month.

They are interrogated, the NGO said, some remain in prison while others 
are placed under house arrest.

Spokesman of the NGO, Riyad Al-Ashqar, said that the Israeli occupation 
forces raided several areas across the West Bank last week and arrested 
university lecturer Dr Widad Al-Barghouthi, 57, and her two sons from 
Ramallah.

Israeli occupation forces also raided Al-Birah and Qalandia and arrested 
university student Samah Jaradat and Mais Abu-Ghosh.

Al-Ashqar said that 27 female prisoners are sentenced and the others are 
either spending terms under administrative detention or are still being 
interrogated such as the 54-year-old mother of the Palestinian martyr 
Ashraf Naalwa.

Of those held, 17 are mothers and five are university students.

In addition, Al-Ashqar said, ten female prisoners are suffering 
difficult health conditions including Israa Jaabis 
<https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180629-palestinian-woman-with-severe-burns-faces-medical-neglect-in-israel-jail/>, 
who is suffering from burns on more than 60 per cent of her body and 
requires urgent surgery.

Concluding its statement, the NGO called for the international community 
to put pressure on Israel in order to comply with international laws and 
conventions related to the protection of women and to urgently interfere 
to save the lives of female prisoners.

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