Prisoners center: Jailed Bethlehem woman was tortured

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities tortured a 42-year-old Palestinian woman after she was detained at a checkpoint in October, a prisoners’ center said Monday.

Hanan Hamouz was detained in Beit Jala, near her home in Bethlehem’s Al-Azza refugee camp in the southern West Bank.

On Monday, an Israeli court sentenced Hamouz to two years and a half years in prison and ordered her to pay a 3,000 shekel ($850) fine. The Prisoners Society in Bethlehem said in a statement that she was charged with trying to stab an Israeli soldier, and had been tortured in detention.

( / 28.03.2011)

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