Enaam Qanembou sentenced to 7 1/2 months for participating in demonstration

Enaam Qanembou, Palestinian activist from Jerusalem, was sentenced to 7 1/2 months in Israeli prison on October 9.

Qanembou, who is 44 and a member of the African community in Jerusalem, was arrested as she participated in a march on April 2, 2013 in Jerusalem following the death of Maysara Abuhamdieh, Palestinian prisoner, due to Israel medcal neglect. She was assaulted and beaten when detained and her hijab forcibly removed from her head.

She was charged with participating in an unlawful demonstration and obstructing the work of the Israeli police.