15,000 Palestinian women arrested in Israeli jails since 1967

15000 women arrested

Over 15,000 Palestinian women have been detained by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) since 1967, Head of Detainees and Ex-detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe said on Tuesday.

In a speech he delivered at an honoring ceremony for the female employees of the Committee and Palestinian Prisoner Society on the International Women’s Day, Qaraqe said that 62 Palestinian women are still languishing in Israeli jails.

The number includes 8 wounded women, 10 girls, 20 married, and 3 others held under the illegal administrative detention for no charges or trials, Qaraqe pointed out.

(Source / 06.03.2018)

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