The Israeli occupation has 39 women detained in Israeli prisons, held at Damoun prison, with the exception of Jordanian citizen, Heba Al-Labadi, who began a hunger strike 41 days ago, held at Al-Ramlah prison clinic.

In addition, wounded Palestinian detainee, Suhair Islamya, is currently held at Shaare Tzedek Hospital, the commission of Detainees’ Affairs stated.

The commission pointed out that 28 women detainees have been sentenced by Israel, to a maximum of 16 years, 8 detainees are under custody and 3 prisoners are held under the unethical ‘administrative detention’ such as Heba Al-Labadi, Alaa’ Basheer and Shuruq Al-badan.

The commission added that among the 39 detainees, 16 are mothers, and that some detainees are suffering from poor health conditions. Case in point is the detainee Israa’ Jaabees, Heba Al-Labadi, Shuruq Dwayat, Marah Bakeer and Amal Taqatqa who do not receive any medical care.

The commission revealed that the occupation authorities issued disproportionate sentences against women detainees with high fines and long years.

Cases in point: the detainee Shuruq Dwayat, sentenced to 16 years, was also fined 80,000 NIS , Shatella Abu Ayyad sentenced to 16 years, Aysha Afghani and Maysoun Jabali 15 year sentence, Nourhan Awwad, 13 year sentence, Israa Jaabees, 11 year sentence, Fadwa Hamada, Amani Hasheem and Malak Suliman, sentenced to 10 years.

Source: Days of Palestine
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam