The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has reported that a Palestinian woman, kidnapped and imprisoned by Israel since 2012, has never been allowed any family visits, especially since Israel labels her entire family as a “security threat”.The PPS said Mona Qa’dan, held at the HaSharon Israeli Prison has not even been able to talk with her family members who only saw her for a few minutes during court proceedings.
“Her suffering is ongoing, her detention was extended sixteen consecutive times since her arrest on November 23, 2012”, the PPS added. “She is still imprisoned without formal court deliberations, and the family cannot visit with her, or talk to her for even for a minute.”
Qa’dan also suffers various health issues, including in her gallbladder, stomach and high blood pressure.
Her arrest and imprisonment is her third, as she was previously arrested and imprisoned, but this is the longest time she ever spent in detention.
Her mother and father died; she has four sisters and three brothers, one of them is also imprisoned.
She is engaged to detainee Ibrahim Eghbariyya who is serving 3 life-terms and an additional ten years.
Her first arrest was on August 2, 2007, she was released on June 20, 2008, she was then kidnapped again on May 31, 2011, and was released on November 18, 2011, she was again kidnapped on November 12, 2012.
The last time Mona was free, she was part of the Shalit prisoner swap deal which secured the release of Israeli corporal Gilad Shalit, in exchange for the release of more than a thousand Palestinian political prisoners.