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Israel extends detention of Khalida Jarrar

Palestinian protesters hold portraits of Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) jailed in Israeli prisons on 28 May, 2015 [Shadi Hatem]
Palestinian protesters hold portraits of Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) jailed in Israeli prisons on 28 May, 2015 [Shadi Hatem]

An Israeli occupation court extended the detention of the female Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar for an extra 48 hours, the Safa news agency reported yesterday.

Jarrar, 53, from the West Bank city of Al-Bireh, is a senior leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

According to the Asra Media Office, which tracks the arrest of the Palestinians, the extension of Jarrar’s detention was an effort to give the Israeli military prosecution enough time to prepare an indictment in order to issue an order for her administrative detention.

Read: Israel arrests Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar

The Israeli occupation forces arrested Jarrar on 3 July.

Jarrar was released from prison on 3 June after she had served a 15-month sentence.

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