Several dozen Palestinian women, including 12 minors, are currently being held in Israel’s HaSharon prison, according to a statement released Thursday by the Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs.
The committee said in the statement that 41 Palestinian women and girls are being held in the prison, with some suffering from deteriorating health conditions, adding that Israel’s treatment of women prisoners is against international law, and requires “international institutions to end their silence" and to stop Israel's "perpetual crimes.”
The committee also called upon all Palestinians to unite behind the prisoners’ cause, highlighting the recent escalation of raids and assaults by Israel Prison Service (IPS) officials in recent weeks in response to a mass hunger strike under way inside Israel’s prisons in protest of the arbitrary detention of Palestinians without charge or trial. More than 300 Palestinian prisoners have joined the strikes. The committee identified the women prisoners as: Lina al-Jarbouni, Banan al-Mafarjeh, Yasmin Zaru Tamimi, Yasmin Shaaban, Hadiyeh Ereinat, Natali Shukha, Tasnim Halabi, Sundus Obeid, Jamileh Jaber, Manar Shweiki, Sajida Hasan, Marah Bakir, Nurhan Awwad, Malak Suleiman, Lama al-Bakri, Istabraq Nour, Nivine Alqam, Hanadi Rashed, Filisten Najem, Ansam Shawahneh, Maryam Sawafta, Itida Barqan, Abeer al-Tamimi, Alyaa Abbasi, Israa Jaabais, Marcel Salaymeh, Lara Tarayra, Khadijeh Faqih, Abla al-Adam, Shurouq Dwayyat, Amal Ahmad, Dunya Waked, Aisheh Jumhour, Safaa Faroun, Marlen Hreizat, Shirin Issawi, Samah Dweik, Iman Kanju, Shatella Awwad, Haniyyeh Nasser, and Salsabil Shalaldeh. more