The Israeli District Court in occupied Jerusalem released a Palestinian woman, who was held for two weeks, after ordering her under house arrest for ten days, in addition to forcing her to pay a 2000 Israeli shekels bail, and preventing her from entering the West Bank for 180 days, and Al-Aqsa mosque for 60 days.
Lawyer Bakr Jabarin said the woman, identified as Khadija ‘Khweiss, was released after the interrogators failed to file any concrete charges against her, especially since the soldiers had no cause for her arrest.
Jabarin added that ‘Oweiss will be held under house arrest for ten days, and will be denied entry into the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its courtyards for 60 days, in addition to being denied access to the West Bank for 180 days.
Her bail was set at 2000 Israeli shekels under a third-party guarantee of 10.000 Shekels, to be collected should she violate the terms of her release. Khadija is from at-Tour neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem.
Jabarin also stated that the Israeli prosecutor did not present any charges, or even concrete reasons, for abducting ‘Khweiss.
The police tried to claim that she forged her address but failed to present any evidence. Oweiss was born in Jerusalem where she lived all of her life, while her husband is from the West Bank.
It is worth mentioning that, while Khadija was in detention, the army kidnapped her husband Ibrahim Abu Ghalia, and forced him out of Jerusalem into the West Bank.
The woman was repeatedly detained and denied access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for protesting ongoing provocative Israeli tours into the holy site, carried out by Israeli extremists under heavy police presence, while the Palestinians are denied access to the Al-Aqsa, and are forced out of it during these tours.