After 14 Months, Palestinian Legislator Khalida Jarrar to Be Released From Israeli Jail
Jarrar, who was arrested on security-related offenses, was found guilty in a plea deal of incitement and membership in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Palestinian parliament member Khalida Jarrar, who has been imprisoned in Israel for about the past 14 months on security-related offenses, is to be released on Friday, the Israel Prison Service has confirmed.
Jarrar, who was sentenced in December to 15 months in prison in a plea agreement, is expected to be transferred to the area of the West Bank controlled by the Palestinian Authority through a checkpoint in the Tul Karm area.
At her sentencing last year, the court also handed Jarrar a 10-month suspended sentence and fined her 10,000 shekels ($2,600). In the plea agreement, Jarrar's indictment was amended so that she was convicted of one count of belonging to an illegal organization and another of incitement. She is a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
At the time, Jarrar's attorney, Mahmoud Hassan from the Admir legal center, said that she only agreed to the plea deal because she doesn’t trust the court. "She doesn't expect [to receive] any justice from the court of the occupation," he said. Jarrar, a mother of two, was arrested at her West Bank home in April of last year.