Israel is holding 41 Palestinian women prisoners in Damon prison in northern Israel in very difficult conditions, today said the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS), particularly with the heightened concern of the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus disease among prisoners.
It said there are 18 mothers among the prisoners and 26 women are sentenced to long prison terms for their resistance of the Israeli occupation, the highest is Shuruq Dwayat, from occupied Jerusalem, and Shatila Abu Ayyad, from inside Israel, each serving a 16-year- sentence.
PPS said three of the women prisoners are serving time in administrative detention without charge or trial and they include Shuruq Badan, from Bethlehem, and Shatha Hassan and Bushra Tawil from Ramallah.
It called for the release of the women prisoners to avoid getting the coronavirus infection, particularly that some of them have been wounded and ill, such as Isra Jaabis, a mother serving 11 years in prison and suffering from burns on 60 percent of her body.
(Source / 03.03.2020)