BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- An Israeli military court at Ofer detention center in the central occupied West Bank sentenced a Palestinian woman from Hebron to 20 months in prison and a fine of 6,000 shekels ($1,600), after she was accused of planning to carry out a stab attack.Lawyer Akram Samara from the Palestinian Prisoner's Society said 29-year-old Abir Tamimi was detained on Dec. 22, 2015.
More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly imprisoned in 17 Israeli prisons and detention centers. (AFP/Jack Guez, File)
Local activist Raed Abu Rmeila, said that Israeli forces prevented him from documenting the detention, and told Ma’an he saw the woman “tied up in chains with blood on her face.”
Last October, prisoners’ rights group Addameer reported that Israel was holding 64 female Palestinian prisoners.
According to Addameer, among those detained between October 2015 and August 2016 were 13 underage girls, some of whom were wounded when Israeli forces detained them.
The group has also reported on the treatment of Palestinian women prisoners by Israeli prison authorities, stating that the majority of Palestinian women detainees were subjected to "psychological torture" and "ill-treatment" by Israeli authorities, including "various forms of sexual violence that occur such as beatings, insults, threats, body searches, and sexually explicit harassment.”