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Israel releases Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar

After detaining her for 20 months under administrative detention

February 28, 2019 at 9:48 am

Israeli forces today released Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar after detaining her for 20 months under administrative detention.

Upon her release, Jarrar said that the Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli prisons “live in difficult conditions due to the occupation’s arbitrary practices against them.” She called on all Palestinian factions and parties to work by all means to release them as soon as possible.

A member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Jarrar was arrested on 2 July 2017 after occupation forces stormed her house in the occupied West bank city of Ramallah. She was immediately placed under administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial.

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