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Israel to release MP Khalida Jarrar

May 21, 2015 4:37 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 23, 2015 10:31 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli court on Thursday ruled to release imprisoned Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar, the head of the Palestinian Authority's Prisoners' Affairs Committee said.

Issa Qaraqe told Ma'an that Jarrar will be released and forced to pay a 20,000 shekel ($5,180) fine. The court gave the prosecution 72 hours to appeal the decision.

Jarrar was detained on April 2 from her home in the Ramallah neighborhood of al-Bireh, and was held and interrogated at the Ofer detention center before being taken to Hasharon prison inside Israel.

She was charged by the Israeli military prosecution later in April,

According to a report by Amnesty International, Jarrar was charged by the Israeli military prosecution formembership of an illegal organization, participation in protests, and incitement to kidnap Israeli soldiers.

Jarrar's defense team argued there was no basis to the incitement charge and that it was vindictive, Amnesty said.

The majority of Palestinian political organizations are considered illegal by Israel, including those that make up the PLO, and association with such parties is often used as grounds for imprisonment, according to prisoners' rights group Addameer.

Jarrar was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006 as a member of PFLP.
Comments
Samii / PS
They arrest her with no reason, and then: OK you can go just give us $5000. So in effect she paid the cost of her detention. The Mafia should learn from the Israelis.
24/05/2015 13:05
Truthteller / USA
Not.
03/06/2015 21:33
Rachamim Dwek / Sussiya, Israel
Jarrar was arrested because she repeatesly ignored IDF Orders limiting her movement to Jericho. This was in light of her role as Acting Secretary General of the PFLP, a murderous terrorist organisation that just this past November slaughtered 4 elderly men while praying, attacking them from behind.
30/06/2015 19:48
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