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Israel prevents toddler from visiting imprisoned mother

July 30, 2018 4:17 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 2, 2018 1:54 P.M.)
Yahiya leaving court after being prevented from seeing his mother
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- The Israeli authorities prevented a two-year-old Palestinian boy, Yahiya Fakhouri, from seeing his imprisoned mother, Lama, 42, during her court session on Saturday.

Yahiya was prevented from seeing his mother completely, not only from visiting her.

The Israeli court of Ofer rejected on Monday an appeal presented by Khater's lawyer from the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS), Firas al-Sabbah, against extending her detention deciding to continue holding her.

Al-Sabbah said that, since her detention, the Israeli authorities have been interrogating Khater about her writings and posts on social media.

Khater, a Palestinian writer and a mother of five from the southern West Bank district of Hebron, was detained from her home during a predawn raid by Israeli forces on July 24th.

Khater had told al-Sabbah one day following her that she was subjected to harsh and intensive interrogation as she was held at the Ashkelon jail; she was handcuffed to a chair, cursed and deprived of sleep.

Picture of Lama Khater saying goodbye to Yahiya before her detention
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