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Israel Occupation deprives 10 families from celebrating the Mothers’ Day

Jerusalem24The Prisoners Club Society, a non-governmental association, said in a report today, Sunday, that the Israeli occupation continues to detain ten mothers, out of 31 female prisoners in “Damon” prison.

The report of the Prisoner’s Club, which came on the occasion of Mother’s Day, which falls on March 21 of each year, indicated that the administration of the occupation prisons deprives the children and sons of female prisoners of war from open visits, and from enabling them to embrace them, in addition to depriving some of them of visiting, or often obstructed them, accompanied by the prison administration’s continued refusal to provide them with a public phone, despite the demands that have been going on for years.

The captive mothers are Israa Al-Jaabis, Fadwa Hamadeh, Amani Al-Hashim, Khitam Al-Saafin, Shatha Odeh, Ataf Jaradat, Saadia Faragallah, Fatima Alyan, Shurooq Al-Badan, and Yasmine Shaaban.

Some mothers are serving prison sentences for years, including Jaabis, who is sentenced to 11 years in prison, and Fadwa Hamada and Amani al-Hashim, who are serving a ten-year prison sentence.

The prisoners club says that the female prisoners face all kinds of abuse and torture, they also face deportation from their sons and daughters for a long period and a number of systematic policies. Arrests include repression and abuse, medical negligence, and the prison administration’s ongoing attempt to strip their rights.

One of the most prominent policies used by the occupation against mothers is arresting them as a means of putting pressure on their detained sons or a family member, and inflicting the greatest amount of psychological abuse, as happened with the captive Etaf Jaradat recently, the mother of the prisoners (Omar, Ghaith, and Muntasir) Jaradat. The occupation forces arrested her and her children and demolished their home.

Hundreds of prisoners lost their mothers during the years of their captivity without allowing them to say goodbye, as well as the prisoners’ wives face great challenges at different levels, in light of the continuing occupation by arresting their husbands, in addition to the suffering and oppression of mothers and wives whose sons and husbands were martyred in prisons, they lived depriving families and loss later.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 5+ years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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