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Recently released, Anhar Al-Deek gives birth to a boy

September 9, 2021 at 11:26 am

Anhar Al-Deek gives birth to a boy, on 9 September 2021 [ShehabAgency/Twitter]

Recently released Palestinian detainee Anhar Al-Deek has today given birth to her son Alaa.

Anhar was released on 2 September after a mass social media campaign calling for her to be allowed out of prison to give birth to her son.

Israel relented and released her on condition she remain under house arrest and pay bail of 40,000 shekels ($12,500).

Twenty-five-year-old Al-Deek is from the Kafr Ni’ma town west of Ramallah and has been detained for five months on charges of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack near an illegal settlement outpost, however no verdict has yet been issued against her.

She was diagnosed with depression in detention, requiring specialised treatment.

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