“Israel” releases senior PFLP member Khalida Jarrar after 20 months of detention

Ramallah (QNN) – The Israeli occupation authorities have released the Palestinian activist, Legislative Council member, and leader of Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Khalida Jarrar on Thursday morning.

Jarrar spent 20 months of administrative detention (detention with no charge or trial) in the Israeli jails. She was arrested on July 2, 2017, and her detention was extended four times.

Jarrar breathed her first freedom moments in the early morning at the Israeli checkpoint of Salem, western Jenin city. The Israeli authorities intentionally release Palestinian prisoners either in the early morning or at midnight in an attempt to suppress the celebrations.

“They told me yesterday that I would be released the next day at al-Jalama checkpoint, but they did not tell me the time. In the early morning, the Israeli prison administration decided to set me free. They transferred me through the bosta. This is abnormal. They think I am abnormal,” said Jarrar after she was released.

The “bosta” is an Israeli transfer vehicle in which the Palestinian inmates are cuffed all the way to and back from court, clinic, or another jail while sitting on metal chairs.

Jarrar assured that the Palestinian prisoners make an integral part of the Palestinian people and their cause. And their biggest concern is to keep their cause essential for the Palestinian people and leaders.

Jarrar also carried the appeals of the Palestinian female prisoners in the Israeli prison of Damon, who are demanding better living conditions and treatment.

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