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Israel renews detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

Palestinian lawmaker Khaleda Jarrar [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]
Palestinian lawmaker Khaleda Jarrar [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]

Israeli authorities renewed the administrative detention of leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Khalida Jarrar for three months for the third consecutive time last weekend.

The Israeli military court of Ofer approved the renewal order that would keep Jarrar in detention for three more months.

The PFLP said the renewal of Jarrar's detention would not stop her from continuing her initial role in resisting the occupation.

In a statement the group said that "this is an attempt to absent influential leaders from events and developments in Palestine."

Israel places Khalida Jarrar under administrative detention

The renewal of her detention comes two weeks before Jarrar's planned release date.

Israeli forces had detained Jarrar on 2 July 2017; a year after her release, her detention was renewed late December 2017 for six months that would end on 30 June.

Jarrar, a leading member of the PFLP, deputy at the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), heads the PLC's prisoners' committee and acts as the Palestinian representative in the Council of Europe, an international organisation promoting human rights and democracy around the world, was previously detained in 2015 and spent 14 months in Israeli jails.

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