Jerusalem24 – In the past two days, activists intensified their presence on social media platforms by tweeting and writing posts under the hashtag #Save_Anhar_Al-Deek, to pressure the Israeli authorities to release Palestinian detainee Anhar Al-Deek, who will give birth in the coming days.
The Israeli forces arrested the 25-year-old, who was pregnant in her fourth month, and five months have passed since her arrest and she entered her ninth month, as now she is supposed to give birth in the coming days.
The Commission of Prisoners and Former-Detainees affairs issued a statement saying that, “the female prisoners suffer from physical and psychological torture in the prisons of the Israeli occupation, because they are deprived of seeing their children for only a few minutes, and some of them have gone beyond seeing them for years, in addition to the policy of medical neglect that is practiced against them.”
The Commission explained that “the prisoner Anhar al-Deek from the village of Kafr Nima in Ramallah, suffers from pregnancy depression, and needs special medical attention and care, as she has entered her ninth month,” stressing that they are trying in cooperation with the Red Cross to provide the necessary instructions for her, and the urgent need to release her.”
Al-Deek said during a meeting with the commission’s lawyer, “the prison is not prepared for childbirth and child-rearing. The conditions of the detainee are very bad, and he will suffer epilepsy, as a result of counting, inspections, and knocking on windows, as well as emergencies, and we adults are afraid, so how can a child be born and raised inside the prison? I am very tired, and the bunk is not suitable for sleeping in this position.”
The Commission’s lawyer also visited the two captives, Abeer Al-Rajabi (27 years), from Hebron, a mother of four children, who suffers from kidney stones and was sentenced for six months, and the captive Nisreen Hassan (46 years), from the Gaza Strip, who is sentenced to 6 years in prison, and the mother of seven children and she suffers from high blood pressure and a severe toothache.
The commission called on the Israeli Prison Service to immediately release all female prisoners, holding the Israeli government responsible for their lives, especially the mothers.