- Published on Oct 31, 2014
17 female Palestinian prisoners, who are currently incarcerated in an Israeli prison known as Hasharon, are suffering of very difficult detention and health conditions. They are facing deliberate medical negligence and the worst ill-treatment by Israeli jailers. Human rights organizations have reacted, accusing Tel Aviv of violating international laws.
The prisoners are banned from seeing their families; they are not given appropriate medical treatment or even their rights in courts. Such a policy is adopted by Israel to keep the female detainees from protesting their imprisonment conditions. 16-years-old Dima Sawahreh, from Jabal al-Mukabber in Jerusalem al-Quds, is one of the 17 female detainees. She was sentenced to 18 months behind bars after she was marked as a security threat to Israel, an indication to lack of real accusation against her. Female Palestinians are usually arrested by Israeli forces for taking part in demonstrations and activities against the occupation, transferring funds or basic needs to resistance groups and sometimes for welcoming and visiting recently freed prisoners. Considering the illegality and cruelty of Tel Aviv’s practices under international law, female Palestinian prisoners behind Israeli bars have appealed to world’s human rights organizations to force Israel to release them.