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21 PALESTINIAN WOMEN HELD PRISONERS IN ISRAELI JAILS

RAMALLAH, Palestine, Dec 18 – The number of Palestinian women being held as prisoners in Israeli jails has reached 21, of whom three are minors, a prisoners’ rights group said.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society, said that, the number included women from across the West Bank, Jerusalem, and inside Israel itself.

The group identified the three minors in custody as Dima Sawahreh, Hala Musallam, and Yathreb Rayyan.

Four of the 21 prisoners are from Hebron and were identified as Ihsan Dababseh, Nahil Abu Aicha, Hala Musallam and Rawan Samhan. Three prisoners from Nablus, meanwhile, were identified as Wiam Assida, Samaher Izz al-Din, and Filastin Najm.

Four women prisoners are from Ramallah, including Fidaa Suleiman, Bushra al-Tawil, Lina Khattab, and Thurayya al-Bazar.

Three of the prisoners are Palestinians from East Jerusalem, including noted lawyer, Shireen al-Issawi, as well as, Dima Sawahreh and Yathreb Rayyan. Another three are from Jenin, including Muna Qaadan, Yasmin Shaaban, and Fidaa al-Shibani.

Three prisoners are from Tulkarem, namely Rasmiyya Balawneh, Dunia Waked, and Asmaa Balhawi.

More than 5,500 Palestinians are currently being held as prisoners in Israeli jails, including hundreds under administrative detention without charge or trial.

SOURCE: MA’AN

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