Palestinian MP sentenced to 15 months in Israeli prison

PNN/ Bethlehem/

An Israeli military court on Sunday evening sentenced member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Khalida Jarrar to 15 months in prison.

The leftist PFLP member, feminist and human-rights activist, Khalida Jarrar was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces from her home in the West Bank town of al-Bireh, on 2 April 2015, for her political oppinions.

According tho the Palestinian Information Center (PIC), the Israeli government charged her on 12 accounts, and after 25 court hearings, the prosecution and the court settled on three main charges: Providing assistance to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), incitement against Israel, and membership in the PFLP.

Jarrar was placed under administrative detention based on “secret material” from the day she was arrested.

PIC reported that Addameer association said that Israel used “fabricated charges” against Jarrar obtained through “deceptive and flawed interrogation techniques” that were used to force confessions from Palestinian detainees, which the witnesses later denied.

Jarrar is detained in Hasharon prison where Palestinian women are mainly held. Her family, including husband Ghassan Jarrar is not allowed to visit her on “security” grounds.

Jarrar had also been targeted by forced displacement to Jericho from Ramallah by an occupation military order, which she succeeded in defeating after a month-long sit-in at the PLC office and an international support campaign.

 

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