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Jerusalem: Palestinian girl enters seventh consecutive year in Israeli jails

Occupied Jerusalem (The Inside Palestine) – 21-year-old Palestinian female detainee Malak Salman has entered its seventh consecutive year of detention in Israeli occupation jails.

Female detainee Salman, a resident of Beit Safafa town to the southeast of occupied Jerusalem, was detained on February 9, 2016 from the area of Bab al-Amoud and given a prison sentence to 10 years.

She managed to pass her final high school certificate examination while being in prison, with a score of 91%.

At least 34 Palestinian women detainees, including eight mothers and seven injured and patients, have been yearning for freedom in Israeli occupation jails.

According to Palestinian figures, about 4,850 Palestinians, including 34 women and 160 children, are currently languishing in Israeli detention jails.

Among them, close to 540 Palestinians are currently being held under Israel’s illegal policy of administrative detention, under which prisoners can be held for renewable six-month periods without charge or trial.

Source : ALRAY

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