Palestinian student activist and folkloric dancer Lina Khattab, 18, was released from Israeli military prison on 11 June,  following six months imprisonment after her arrest at a march on 13 December 2014 organized by fellow Bir Zeit University students calling for the release of Palestinian political prisoners. Khattab was accused of “throwing stones” and sentenced to six months in Israeli prison; her case won international attention and solidarity from student organizations and activists around the world.

On 19 June, Khattab officially changed her major course of study at Bir Zeit from journalism to law, noting that she was planning to become a lawyer to defend Palestinian political prisoners and advocate for their freedom, having experienced and witnessed for herself the harsh conditions and relentless abuse visited upon Palestinian prisoners in violation of international law.

Video (in Arabic) of Lina’s release: