The Israeli Central Court in Beersheba (Be’er As-Sabe’) sentenced, Tuesday, an elderly ailing Palestinian woman to eleven months imprisonment.Head of the Jenin Office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS), Ragheb Abu Diak, said the Palestinian women, Fathiyya Khanfar, 60 years of age, is from Sielet ath-Thaher, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin.
Abu Diak said the ruling is “shocking,” especially since the women suffers from various health conditions.
Khanfar was kidnapped on February 3 2013, while visiting her detained son, Rami, in the Negev Detention Camp, and was held for eighteen days.
An Israeli court then ordered her to pay 50.000 NIS bail, and forced her under house arrest, in the home of a relative in Rahat, in Beersheba (Be’er As-Sabe’). She was never allowed to return to Jenin.
Abu Diak stated that the detained woman has been sent to court 21 times since her abduction in 2013.
Israel claims she was attempting to smuggle a mobile phone to her son while visiting with him.
It is worth mentioning that her son, Rami, was taken prisoner on November 30 2005, and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.