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Israel arrested 15,000 Palestinian women since 1967

An Israeli border policeman detains a Palestinian women after she was sprayed with colored pepper spray in the West Bank town of Hebron [ Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages]
An Israeli border policeman detains a Palestinian women after she was sprayed with colored pepper spray in the West Bank town of Hebron [ Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages]

Israel has arrested some 15,000 Palestinian women since 1967, a Palestinian organisation revealed in a report today.

The Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs added that there are currently 65 women and girls held by Israel, 16 of them minors, 18 married, 11 sick, and one held under administrative detention.

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    Palestinian women are currently held in Israeli jails

The women are held in Sharon and Damon prisons, the report said ahead of International Women’s Day which is marked tomorrow.

Read: Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians in February

Shireen Al-Issawi, sister of former hunger striker and present prisoner Samer Issawi, suffers from dizziness. She has been banned from receiving books to continue a course she started before her arrest, the report added.

According to prisoners’ rights group Addameer, 6,500 Palestinians are being held in Israeli detention as of January, including 353 women and children.

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  • Vinegar Hill

    The savagery of one of the most immoral militaries in the world knows no limit.

  • James Mendelsohn

    Source of the report? Reasons for the arrests?

    • peepsqueek

      The source is “The Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs”, it is the only source, and it has bene re-printed in many Islamic Websites with an international English addition. I do not speak Arabic. Only one source with a highly biased agenda, which is fine, but how can an objective observer challenge all the facts and circumstances in each arrest. Most of the Islamic sites that re-printed the report are Holocaust deniers, which is easily challenged as the German Government has released 50 million documents on the fate of 17 million people that were in concentration camps and forced labor camps.

      So while the claim of 15,000 Palestinian women may or may not be true, your questions are valid.

      • James Mendelsohn

        Thanks!