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Palestinian writer harshly interrogated by Israel

Palestinian writer Lama Khater [Al Jazeera English/Twitter]
Detained Palestinian writer Lama Khater [Al Jazeera English/Twitter]

Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said yesterday that female Palestinian writer Lama Khater is being harshly investigated inside the Israeli prison of Ashkelon, Quds Press reported.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the PPC said that its lawyer Firas Al-Sabbah had visited Khater in prison and reiterated that “she has been undergoing an intensified and harsh interrogation since she was arrested.”

The PPC placed responsibility for Khater safety on prison authorities and called for her immediate release.

On Monday night, Israeli occupation forces “violently stormed our house, terrorised our children and arrested Lama,” he husband Hazem Al-Fakhouri said, noting that she suffers from anaemia and need daily iron tablets.

He stressed that her continued detention could put her life in jeopardy.

Read: More than 15,000 Palestinian women arrested by Israel since 1967

Occupation forces had previously tried to arrest Khater when, two years ago, they stormed her house. However she refused to leave her new born son and was instead summond for questioning and later released.

Khater is a famous journalist known for her opinion pieces which disclose the Israeli occupation’s crimes and details of the security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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