Palestinian Mother Re-arrested en Route to Hospitalized Baby

Palestinian women detained by Israel reportedly face various forms of torture. (Photo: via MEMO)

Israeli occupation forces re-arrested freed Palestinian prisoner, Randa Youssef Shahatit, at a checkpoint near occupied Bethlehem while on her way to visit her three-month-old baby in hospital.

The 29-year-old was taken to an unknown location, Quds Press reported. Local sources said the mother of three had previously spent seven years in Israeli jails

In 2015 alone, Israeli forces detained 106 Palestinian women and girls which, according to the group, represented a 70 percent increase compared to 2013.

According to Addameer, among those detained since October were 13 under-aged girls, some of whom were wounded when Israeli forces detained them.

The group reported that most Palestinian women detained by Israel were subject to “psychological torture” and “ill-treatment” by Israeli authorities, including “various forms of sexual violence that occur such as beatings, insults, threats, body searches, and sexually explicit harassment.”

As of May, the group reported that 70 Palestinian women and 414 Palestinian children, 104 of whom were under the age of 16, were being held in Israeli prisons.


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