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Saturday, June 10

Israeli Occupation Releases Palestinian Female Prisoner After 18 Months in Jail

M.Y | DOP -

The Israeli occupation released on Wednesday the female prisoner Muna Qa’dan after 18 months in jail.

Qa’dan, 50, was arrested on April 12, 2021, after Israeli occupation forces violently stormed and searched her family house in Jenin.

Shortly after her release, Qa’dan pointed to the difficult detention conditions and ill-treatment the Palestinian female prisoners are subjected to.

Palestinian female prisoners are systematically targeted by the Israeli authorities, she added.

During her detention, Qa’dan was subjected to tough investigation and torture for 27 days in Jalama investigation center.

She was later sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and a fine of 7,000 shekels.

Qa’dan spent a total of eight years in Israeli jails in six separate arrests. In 2021, she declared a hunger strike in solidarity with the striking prisoners.

As of July 2022, 4550 Palestinian prisoners are held in Israeli jails including 31 women, 175 minors, and more than 700 administrative detainees.