Israel releases Taghreed Abu Ghalma from Damon prison

[ 03/01/2011 – 11:51 AM ]


RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Nablus activist Taghreed Abu Ghalma was released from the Israeli Damon women’s prison after serving a six month term and paying NIS 2,000 in fines.

Abu Ghalma is the sister of Lenan Abu Ghalma, who was previously released by Israeli authorities in a swap deal for a videotape of Gilad Shalit. She was later rearrested in a July 2010 arrest campaign in Nablus.

Lenan, who is in administrative detention in the Hasharon prison, has gone on hunger strike for nearly a month amid demands to be united with her sister Taghreed in the Damon facility, said Palestinian attorney Taghreed Jahshan, adding that Lenan is facing medical difficulties because of the protest.

Taghreed’s brother Ahed was sentenced to life in prison on charges of planning the murder of Israeli minister Rehevam Zeefi.

Following Taghreed’s release, the prison administration agreed to transfer Lenan to the Damon prison. She will then announce an end to her hunger strike. The sisters were isolated due to what the prison called a security risk.

Israel releases Taghreed Abu Ghalma from Damon prison.

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