Injured Prisoner Named ‘2018 Woman of Palestine’

An injured Palestinian mother has been given the 2018’s Woman of Palestine award in an honorary ceremony held Thursday in Gaza.

32-year-old Israa Jaabees was detained by Israel in 2015 after being shot at by Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem. Jaabees sustained serious burn injuries on several parts of her body, for which she requires a number of surgical procedures, according to Palestinian officials.

Marwa tweeted:

The Israeli authorities accuse Jaabees of having attempted to attack Israeli soldiers with a bomb-laden vehicle � claims she and her family vehemently deny.

During an international campaign to release her, Palestinian activists recounted what happened to Isra to fend off Israel’s allegations. The poster below reads:

The head of the Committee of the Families of the Jerusalem Prisoners said an appeal to reduce the 11-year sentence against Isra due to her health status has been refused by the High Court of Justice, a prisoners’ affairs NGO said.

According to Palestinian figures, roughly 6,400 Palestinians are currently in Israeli custody, including dozens of women and scores of minors.

Source: Palestine Chronicle