Palestinian women have been part of all aspects of the struggle for the liberation of Palestine, including behind bars in occupation prisons. Since 1967, over 15,000 Palestinian women have spent time in Israeli jails. This report by UNWomen, Suspended Lives, looks at the lives and experiences of selected Palestinian women prisoners.
There are currently fourteen Palestinian women in Israeli jails.
Lina Jarbouni, she is the longest serving Palestinian woman political prisoner, she is from Arabba Al Batouf village, near the Palestinian City of Akka (Akko-Acre): Arrested on 18th April 2002 and sentenced for 17 years by the court of the Occupation. Download Samidoun poster about Lina Jarbouni.
Manar Zawahreh from Bethlehem: Arrested on 13th September 2012 and sentenced for one year by the court of the Occupation.
Inam Al-Hasanat from Bethlehem: Arrested on 13th August 2012 and sentenced for two years by the court of the Occupation.
Asma Al-Batran, from Hebron: Arrested on 27th August 2012 sentenced to 10 months by the court of the Occupation and fined up to 680 USD.
Hadeel Abu Turki from Hebron: Arrested on 26th July 2012 sentenced to one year by the court of the Occupation. Hadeel is a minor, 17 years old, imprisoned as an adult.
Salwa Hassan, from Hebron: Arrested on 19th October 2011 sentenced to 21 months by the court of the Occupation.
Alaa Aljoubeh from Hebron, Arrested on 12th July 2011
Ayat Mahfouz from Hebron: Arrested on 4th February 2013
Nawal Asa’di from Jenin: Arrested on 5th November 2012
Muna Qa’adan from Jenin: Arrested on 13th November 2012
Alaa Abu Zaytoun from Nablus: Arrested on 9th February 2013
Intisar Alsayyed from Jerusalem: Arrested on 22nd November 2012
Dr. Amani Odeh from Jerusalem, arrested on 27th February 2013
Enaam Colombo from Jerusalem’s African community, arrested in late February 2013