Days of Palestine – Ramallah
The Israeli occupation forces arrested 76 Palestinian women from the West Bank and Jerusalem, during the first half of the current year 2022.
The Palestine Center for Prisoner Studies said in a report that the occupation targeted Palestinian women with arrests, summonses, and arbitrary sentences.
The Center monitored 76 arrests of Palestinian women and girls during the first half of this year.
They stressed that the occupation targeted Palestinian women with arrests and summonses, and did not exclude minors, the elderly, the sick and wounded.
The number of female prisoners in the occupation prisons has reached 32, who are languishing in Damoun Prison, of whom 17 are subject to various sentences, 8 of whom are serving sentences of more than 10 years.
In addition to two female prisoners who are subject to administrative detention, the rest are still awaiting trials, while the Occupation Court issued a ruling against the Jerusalemite prisoner Nawal Fatiha, with an actual prison term of 8 years, and the imposition of a fine.
The center pointed out that, during the past months, the occupation authorities re-arrested 3 women ex-prisoners: the journalist Bushra Al-Taweel from Al-Bireh, Yasmine Shaaban from Jenin, and Lina Abu Ghulami from the town of Beit Furik, east of Nablus.
The occupation arrested the two students at An-Najah University, Aida Al-Masry, and Amna Bilal Shtayyeh from Nablus, in addition to the mother of the Jerusalemite prisoner “Mohammed Rushda” and his sister during his visit in Ramon prison.
The report pointed out that most of the arrests targeting women during the first half of the year took place in Jerusalem.
The Palestine Center called on international institutions concerned with women’s affairs to intervene to protect Palestinian women from the crimes of the occupation, especially arrests without legal justification.
The female prisoners suffer from difficult living conditions, in light of depriving them of all the necessities of life, including their right to receive treatment for female patients inside prison.
The prison administration violates the rights of female prisoners by placing surveillance cameras in the al-Fura square, in addition to placing bathrooms outside the rooms.