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Female Palestinian spending 3rd month in solitary confinement in Israel’s jails

August 20, 2021 at 1:06 pm

Palestinian prisoner Fadwa Hamada[Palinfo]

Palestinian prisoner Fadwa Hamada remains in solitary detention in Israeli jails for the third month in a row, her husband has said, the Palestinian Information Centre reported.

Munther Hamada said: “My wife has been in solitary confinement for more than 80 days, although she suffers from several diseases.”

Hamada explained, in a press statement, that Fadwa sent a message through a freed prisoner, in which she appealed: “Enough is enough, I am destroyed, take me out of the injustice I am in.”

Three months ago, the occupation authorities issued a new indictment against the Jerusalemite claiming she attacked a female prison guard while in detention a year ago, when she confronted a jailer who was insulting her fellow prisoner. She was then returned to solitary isolation again. She had last been released from solitary less than three months earlier, having spent 105 days in solitary confinement in the Damoun Prison.

Thirty-four-year-old mother of five Fadwa is from the town of Sur Baher, south of the occupied city of Jerusalem. She was arrested on 12 August 2017.

The occupation accused her of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack in the Damascus Gate area and she was sentenced to ten years in prison and a fine of 30,000 shekels ($9,245).

There are approximately 40 female Palestinian prisoners being held in the occupation’s jails, many are subjected to beatings, humiliation and insults while incarcerated.

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