Days of Palestine

Saturday, June 10

Palestinian Girl Enters Seventh Consecutive Year in Israeli Prisons

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Days of Palestine – Jerusalem

21-year-old Palestinian female detainee Malak Salman has entered her seventh consecutive year of detention in Israeli occupation jails.

Female detainee Salman, a resident of Beit Safafa town to the southeast of occupied Jerusalem, was detained on February 9, 2016, from the area of Bab al-Amoud and given a prison sentence of 10 years.

She managed to pass her final high school certificate examination while being in prison, with a score of 91%.

At least 34 Palestinian women detainees, including eight mothers and seven injured and patients, have been yearning for freedom in Israeli occupation jails.

According to Palestinian figures, about 4,850 Palestinians, including 34 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

Among them, close to 540 Palestinians are currently being held under Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention, under which prisoners can be held for renewable six-month periods without charge or trial.