Addameer reported that on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Palestinian political Ala’a Ju’beh’s release from occupation prisons was won by Addameer lawyer Jeanne-Aouda Zbeidat in a military court hearing.
Ju’beh, who is 19, was arrested on December 7, 2011, at age 17, at the Tel Rumeida checkpoint in Al-Khalil (Hebron). She was accused of attacking a soldier at the checkpoint and sentenced to 27 months imprisonment; the Addameer lawyer won her release in a court deal reducing her sentence by one-third. Ju’beh served 19 months of her sentence.
Addameer noted, “It should be noted that such a deal is systematically refused in the military courts. One such case is that of detainee Salwa Hassan (51 years) who was arrested at the Atsyon military checkpoint on 19 October 2011. Salwa was sentenced to 21 months in imprisonment and 2 years of probation, with a fine of 3000 ILS. Two weeks before the end of her sentence the court refused to grant her release, and she was not released until 13 June 2013 after she served her full sentence.”