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Israel sentences leading female Palestine activists to administrative detention

Image of Khitam Al-Saafin (L) head of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees [ISM Palestine‏/Twitter]
Image of Khitam Al-Saafin (L) head of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees [ISM Palestine‏/Twitter]

Israeli military authorities have issued a three-month administrative detention sentence against the head of the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, Khitam Al-Saafin, Palestinian rights groups have said.

Head of the legal unit of Addameer human rights organisation Mahmoud Hassan said that the administrative detention ruling against Al-Saafin will be announced on Wednesday in the Israeli military court Ofer.

Al-Saafin was arrested at home on 2 July this year. Palestinian female MP Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was arrested the same day. Both of them are currently being detained in the Israeli prison of HaSharon.

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The Israeli army have said that their arrest is due to their leading role in the PFLP.

Jarrar already spent 14 months in an Israeli jail before being released in June 2016 on charges of building a support network for Palestinian prisoners.

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The Israeli military court Ofer extended their detention today to give the military public prosecution time to search their computers, which were confiscated from their homes, and argue in favour of administrative detention.

Israel's policy of administrative detention allows prisoners to be detained for a six-month period, which can be renewed, without trial or charges and based on undisclosed evidence.

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