Palestinian female prisoners threaten to declare hunger strike

[ PIC 03/06/2013 – 08:14 PM ]

images_News_2013_06_03_female-captives1_300_0[1]GAZA, (PIC)– Tadamun Foundation for Human Rights said that the dean of Palestinian female prisoners Lena Jerboni is still suffering health problems.

Ahmad Bitawi, a researcher at the foundation, stated that the Israeli Prison Services refused to provide Lena with the appropriate treatment especially that she needs an urgent surgery.

Betawi pointed out that the prisoner cannot eat or sleep due to the acute pain, which led to a significant decline in her weight. Jarboni’s health condition was steadily worsening and was in need of an urgent surgery due to acute pain in her gallbladder.

For her part, the female prisoner Mona Ka’adan told the Foundation lawyer that the Palestinian female prisoners, held in Hasharon prison, decided to declare a hunger strike protesting the administration’s neglect of the health condition of their colleague Leena Jarboni, 34.

Lena was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 17 years and actually served 12. She is the only female prisoner who remained in custody after Wafa al-Ahrar deal.

Israeli forces have escalated arrest campaigns against Palestinian women bringing the number of Palestinian female prisoners in Israeli jails to 19, held in Hasharon prison under very difficult detention conditions.



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