41 Palestinian women prisoners live in difficult conditions in Israeli jails

Israel is holding 41 Palestinian women prisoners in Damon prison in northern Israel under very difficult conditions amid concerns for the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease among prisoners, according to the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS).
 
It said there are 18 mothers among the prisoners and 26 women are sentenced to long prison terms for their resistance to the Israeli occupation, the longest sentence  is for Shuruq Dwayat, from occupied Jerusalem, and Shatila Abu Ayyad, from inside Israel, each serving 16-years
 
PPS said three of the women prisoners are serving time in administrative detention without charge or trial and they include Shuruq Badan, from Bethlehem, and Shatha Hassan and Bushra Tawil from Ramallah.
 
It called for the release of the women prisoners to avoid catching  the coronavirus infection, particularly that some of them have been wounded and are ill, such as Isra Jaabis, a mother serving 11 years in prison and suffering from burns on 60 percent of her body.
 
Basma Qaddour
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