Mother of two Palestinian prisoners placed on house arrest

Occupation authorities arrested Sahar Nimer, the mother of prisoners Ahmad Nimer and Murad Nimer, and placed her under house arrest after she was released after being held for 24 hours.

She was required to pay five thousand shekels bail. Nimer, 52, was arrested as she went to visit her imprisoned son Ahmed in Eshel prison near Beersheba after he was held in isolation for 2.5 months as retaliation for his refusal to be strip searched in Ramon prison. The occupation officials claimed she intended to smuggle a cell phone for her son.

Her son Murad has been jailed for three years of a ten year sentence and Ahmed is serving a term of four years in occupation prisons.