Female Detainee Released from Israeli Prison

26 April 2013

On Sunday 21st of April, Manar Zawareh was released after spending one year in an Israeli prison, a statement issued by the Detainees’ Center in Bethlehem said.

The Center arranged an event to celebrate her homecoming and Zawareh called for the release of female detainees in Israeli prisons. She told the participants that there are fourteen female prisoners in Israel’s Hasharon prison and she described the conditions as dire.

The names of the prisoners are Lina Ahmad Jarbony, Salwa Abed Al’zez Hassan, Ala’ Issa Aljo’ba, Hadeel Talal Abu Torky, Asmaa Yousef Albatran, An’am Abed Aljabar Hasanat, Nawal Sa’ed Alsa’de, Muna Hseen Ga’dan, Intesar Mohammad Alsayad, Ala’ Mohammad Qasem Abu Zeton, Naheel Talal Abu Ieshe, Heba Mohammad Ali Abu Resq, Heba Mohammad Bder and Rawan Mousa Aldarabe.

Zawareh has sent a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas calling on him to “rescue female detainees before it’s too late.”

Zawareh was accused of attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at the 300 checkpoint situated between Bethlehem and Jerusalem.