Young Palestinian mother released after 12 months detention without trial

 IMEMC 30/06/2020

The Israeli authorities released, Monday, a young Palestinian woman, a mother, identified as Shorouq al-Badan, 25, after holding her under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, for nearly 12 months. Al-Badan was welcomed by her family, including her children who were unable to see her throughout the duration of her imprisonment, as well as dozens of residents who celebrated her release. Shorouq was abducted by the Israeli army on July 15th, 2019, when soldiers stormed and ransacked her home in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem. During her imprisonment, she suffered various health issues, including severe neurological, abdominal, and kidney complications.

Israel still holds captive more than 40 Palestinian women, including Khaleda Jarrar, a democratically elected legislator and a member of the PFLP.

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