61 Palestinian female detainees in Israeli jails
RAMALLAH, (PIC)– 61 Palestinian female detainees are currently held in Israeli jails, the prisoners’ committee said Wednesday. Lawyer Hanan al-Khatib, from the prisoners’ committee, said 61 Palestinian women and girls are locked up in Israeli prisons. The list includes 12 minors aged between 12 and 16 years old. The lawyer sounded the alarm over the critical health status of prisoner Helweh Saleem Hamamreh, from Bethlehem’s town of Husan, due to the serious bullet injuries she sustained during her arrest. The lawyer quoted prisoner Hamamreh as stating that she restored her consciousness at an intensive care unit in the Hadassah hospital after she fell over due to the excruciating pains inflicted by the injury. Prisoner Hamamreh also underwent a surgery to remove parts of her kidney, pancreas, spleen, and intestine. The detainee also spoke out against the psycho-physical mistreatment and medical neglect perpetrated at the hospital, where she had been held for over a month’s time. An Israeli extremist settler reportedly crept into her room and threatened to kill her. The Israeli occupation authorities also denied her the right to meet her two-year-old toddler and the other family members. Prisoner Hamamreh launched distress signals over the exhaustive transfers to courts endured by sick Palestinian detainees during long trips that take over ten hours’ time.
(Source / 13.07.2016)