[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 
International Day.

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.
    pic.twitter.com/Qbxhyo8kv1 <https://t.co/Qbxhyo8kv1>

    — 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
    pic.twitter.com/h9lfkyvxJ0 <https://t.co/h9lfkyvxJ0>

    — 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.

    On #InternationalWomensDay
    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
    pic.twitter.com/erAJdKBRU5 <https://t.co/erAJdKBRU5>

    — 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.

/(Palestine Chronicle, QNN, Social Media)/

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