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Israeli court extends detention of Shireen al-Issawi

An Israeli Court on Wednesday extended the detention of Shireen Al-Issawi until the end of "judicial proceedings" under the pretext that she was "dangerous".

The court adjourned Al-Issawi's trail and decided to transfer her to HaSharon prison pending ruling in the case.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society said the decision came after the prosecutor accused Al-Issawi of providing services to "prohibited" organizations and demanded to extend her detention.

The Israeli forces arrested Al-Issawi in March on charges of carrying messages between prisoners from Hamas and Islamic Jihad and their leaders.

Shireen was arrested along with her brother Medhat al-Issawi, 41 years old and four other lawyers who work in a law firm which she heads. Shireen is a prominent lawyer in monitoring and documenting Israeli violations against the Palestinian prisoners.

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