According to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said that, on Monday, the Israeli authorities issued an administrative detention order for a period of four months against female Palestinian journalist Bushra al-Tawil, 26, who was detained last week at her family home in al-Bireh, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reported.

This brings the number of Palestinian women held in administrative detention to three, including Shorouk al-Badan, from Bethlehem, and Ala al-Bisher, from Qalqilia. The number of female prisoners in Israeli jails has reached 42.

Al-Tawil has been arrested three times before, in 2011 she was sentenced to a prison term of 16 months, and was released as part of a prisoners’ exchange deal.

In 2014, the Israeli military re-arrested her to serve her previous sentence. In 2017, al-Tawil was arrested again and placed under administrative detention under the pretext of secret evidence, she was detained for eight months.

Once again, on December 11, days after the release of her father, Jamal al-Tawil, former mayor of al-Bireh, who served 20 months in administrative detention for his role in the resistance. Al-Tawil’s mother had also served time in Israeli detention for her resistance of the occupation.

Photo: Samidoun
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam