[Pnews] On Women's International Day, 43 Palestinian Women Languish in Israeli Jails - Palestine Chronicle
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On Women's International Day, 43 Palestinian Women Languish in Israeli
Jails - Palestine Chronicle
March 8, 2020
Israa Jaabis's son and others protest for her release (Photo: via Facebook)
43 Palestinian women currently languish in Israeli jails, according to a
statement issued by the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) to mark Women’s
Shorouq Dwayyat, from East Jerusalem, and Shatila Abu Ayyad, from the
Arab village of Kafr Qassim, situated inside Israel, have the highest
jail sentence among female prisoners, as they are both serving jail
times of 16 years.
Reports confirmed that Palestinian female prisoners get shot during
their arrest. They are also subjected to strip searches, Shabeh,
sleep deprivation, blackmail, denial of lawyers and family visits,
beating, and punitive measures against their families.
— The girl of Gaza (@ThegirlofGaza1) March 7, 2020
The prisoners include 16 mothers. Among them, there is Israa Jaabis, 34,
who was arrested in October 2015 after a faulty cooking gas cylinder in
her car burst into flames 500 meters from an Israeli checkpoint in the
occupied West Bank.
Prisoner Khalida Jarrar in her own Words: The Age of #Freedom
Will Come https://t.co/w56Zjd2PlW via @PalestineChron
— Ramzy Baroud (@RamzyBaroud) February 21, 2020
Jaabis was severely wounded in the blaze, suffering 65 percent burns
across her body. Israeli occupation forces accuse her, who has a
ten-year-old son, of attempting to harm Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint
near the site of the explosion.
Palestinian female prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons yearn
for dignity and freedom. pic.twitter.com/9Qujdhv1X6
— Shaimaa M (@shaimaaMtab) March 8, 2020
Four female prisoners are held under administrative detention, including
Palestinian feminist, lawyer, and lawmaker Khalida Jarrar, who was
rearrested last October, just a few months after her release.
The oldest-serving female prisoner is Amal Taqatqa from Bethlehem. She
was arrested on December 1, 2014, and she is serving a 7-year sentence.
In its statement, the PPC said that Israel has arrested over 16,000
Palestinian women since 1967, adding that Palestinian female prisoners
are frequently subjected to torture.
heroine Khalida Jarrar's last write up before being rearrested by
occupation forces https://t.co/wxo1CJpyJt #Palestine
— Ramzy Baroud (@RamzyBaroud) March 1, 2020
“The struggle of Palestinian prisoners epitomizes the struggle of all
Palestinians,” wrote Palestinian journalist and editor of The Palestine
Chronicle, Ramzy Baroud.
“Their imprisonment is a stark representation of the collective
imprisonment of the Palestinian people — those living under occupation
and apartheid in the West Bank and those under occupation and siege in
Gaza,” Baroud added.
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