“For the Love of Palestine:” New booklet highlights stories of Palestinian women prisoners


Members of the Prison, Labor and Academic Delegation to Palestine, working with The Freedom Archives, have developed and released a new booklet focusing on the struggle of Palestinian women prisoners. “For the Love of Palestine: Stories of Women, Imprisonment and Resistance” highlights the cases of ten present and former Palestinian women prisoners and the continuing struggle of Palestinian women for justice, return and liberation.

The booklet was edited by Diana Block and Anna Henry, and the front cover features a 1989 drawing by former U.S. political prisoner Laura Whitehorn, drawn in the DC jail in 1989. The booklet was produced in partnership with Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.

The booklet includes an introduction by the editors, Block and Henry, a map of prisons and detention centers in occupied Palestine, a glossary of important terms, a reflection by Whitehorn about mutual struggle and a resource guide, as well as presenting the stories of specific Palestinian women and solidarity messages from US political prisoners.

The booklet includes the cases of Dareen Tatour, Khalida Jarrar, Dima al-Wawi, Lina Jarbouni, Mona Qa’adan, Ihsan Dababseh, Natalie Shokha, Lina Khattab, Hana Shalabi and Rasmea Odeh; it also includes solidarity messages by Herman Bell, Jalil Muntaqim and David Gilbert.

The book was published by the Freedom Archives and is available for download:  http://www.freedomarchives.org/Pal/womenprisoners.pdf