Court Rejects Appeal to Reduce Sentence of Israa Jaabis

January 25, 2018 8:22 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0
25 Jan
8:22 PM

Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem rejected, early on Thursday, the appeal presented by the severely-burnt detainee Israa Jaabis, demanding to reduce her 11- year sentence, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.

Earlier, on January 11, the Supreme Court postponed its response to the appeal of Jaabis and decided to send it to her lawyer, Lea Zimmel.

In turn, Israa’s family prepared to file a plea to the Israeli court to allow the entry of a surgeon and a psychologist to examine her condition.

In October of 2015, Jaabis was detained in critical condition after a gas cylinder exploded in her car, near a military checkpoint to the east of Jerusalem.

She was sentenced to 11 years in jail after being charged with “attempting to carry out an attack against the soldiers.”

“There is no justification for my detention two years ago, without treatment or assistance,” Jaabis said during her appearance at the previous appeal hearing.

In an urgent letter from inside the Hasharon prison, she appealed for urgent intervention to provide treatment for her, and to follow up on her health in the difficult living conditions she suffers from.

(image: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network)

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