Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), gestures upon her arrival for a court session at Israel's Ofer military court, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 10, 2015. AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI

Israel denies bail of Palestinian lawmaker

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The Palestinian lawmaker, MP Khalida Jarrar on Monday was denied bail by an Israeli military court, which granted prosecutors two more weeks to bring in witnesses, Addameer rights group said.

Jarrar is a senior member of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which Israel considers to be a “terrorist organization.” She is being held on 12 charges.

“She is arrested for her opinions,” her husband Ghassan Jarrar told AFP outside the courtroom. “She is a political prisoner.” A new hearing was set for Aug 24.

Addameer group said that the case of Jarrar reflects thousands of similar others which the Israeli military court creates every year.

The court does not respect the law of justice and violates all the international and human rights conventions, by arbitrary imprisonment, bail denial and constant extension of detention.

The organization demanded the immediate release of Jarra.

The number of Palestinian MPs are detained at Israeli jails hit 16, in addition to two former minsters according to Director of the Department of Statistics at the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees Abdul Nasser Farawaneh.