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Five Palestinian mothers spend Eid al-Fitr in Israeli jails

16 July 2015 19:04


24 Palestinian women including five mothers mark Eid al-Fitr in Israeli jails away from their families and children, Palestine Center for Prisoners Studies said.

While Muslims all over the world celebrate a normal Eid, five Palestinian mothers can not celebrate Eid holiday with their families and beloved ones.

Palestinian female prisoners feel down during Eid holiday as they are away from their children, parents and beloved ones; but they transcend the painful dismemberment by their communal talks and making sweets, Head of the center Riyadh Ashqar said.

The female detainee Yasmin Shaban, 32, a mother of four children was detained on November 2014 and sent since then to Hasharon prison. She suffers many health problems including stomach pains and breathing difficulties.

The prisoner Muna al-Sayah suffers from emotional symptoms whenever she remembered her children especially that her husband is a cancer patient who could not take a good care of them.

The female prisoner Aliya Abassi, who was detained on April 2015 and sentenced to two years, suffers from different diseases including asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. She has six children, one of them is held behind Israeli bars.

The female MP Khalida Jarar has met her daughters three weeks ago for the first time since her arrest last April.

The elderly prisoner Siham Batat is also passing this year’s Eid away from her family and sons whose one of them is also detained in Israeli jails.

The center called on international institutions concerned with women’s affairs and rights to work on Palestinian women and girls’ release from Israeli jails especially that most of them were illegally detained.

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