Women's Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP)

Newsletter July 2013

There are, at present, 12 women political prisoners in the Israeli jails, all of them in Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond.).

Hasharon Prison (Tel Mond)

Health care

Lina Jarbuni, from Arabeh Bathouf, in the Galilee, was arrested on 15 April 2002: On 5 June 2013, she had an operation at the hospital. In the hospital she was tied to the bed and after the operation the guards tied her to the bed in such a way that she could not move: they tied one hand and one foot from the opposite side. 24 hours a day there were two women guards and one man guard in her room. These conditions bothered her very much and she left the hospital two days before the end of the treatment.

WOFPP plans to act to improve the conditions of women political prisoners in hospital: stopping tying of women prisoners that are hospitalized and stopping the presence of male guards in the hospital room where a woman prisoner is hospitalized.

All the women political prisoners suffer from medical neglect and inadequate treatment of their problems.

Family visits

Mona Q'aadan, 42 years old, from Arabeh, Jenin district, a former prisoner, was released in the Shalit exchange, and was arrested again on 13 November 2012. Two of her brothers and a sister received permissions to visit her in prison. On the way to the prison, at an Israeli checkpoint, Israeli soldiers forced them to return home and took away their permissions.

New prisoners

Dunia Waked, from Tulkarem Refugee Camp, 36 years old, work in jewelry shop, was arrested from her house at night on 27 May 2013 and brought to Petah Tiqva detention center. The prison authorities prevented her from meeting lawyer until 16 June 2013. On 20 June 2013, she was transferred to Hasharon Prison.

Aiat Yusef Mahfuz, from Hebron 21 years old, a former prisoner, was arrested on 1 July 2013. Disabled – she cannot see with one eye.


Alaa Abu Zeitun, 22 years old, from Asirah a-Shamaliyah, Nablus district, was arrested on 9 February 2013. On 14 July 2013, she was sentenced to two years imprisonment and 24 months suspended for five years.

Hiba Budeir, from Doha, Bethlehem district, 26 years old, mother of two, was arrested from her house on 2 April 2013. On 25 June 2013, was sentence to four months and twenty days imprisonment, two years suspended for five years, and fine of 8,000 NIS (2250 $)

Released prisoners

Alaa Juabi, 19 years old, from Hebron was arrested on 7 December 2011 and released on 18 July 2013.

Hadeel Abu Turki, 18 years old, from Hebron, was arrested on 26 July 2012 and released on 4 July 2013.

Hiba Abu Rizek from Walaga, Bethlehem district, 26 years old, mother of two, was arrested on 28 March 2013 and released on 14 July 2013.

Sireen Khudiri, 25 years old, a teacher, from Tubas, Nablus district, was arrested on 14 May 2013 and released on bail of 7000 NIS (about $ 2000) on 16 July 2013.
Free Sireen Khudiri

Salwa Hasan, 54 years old, mother of six, from Hebron, was arrested on 19 October 2011 and released on 13 June 2013.

Asmaa Batran, 24 years old, from Idna, Hebron district, a student at Hebron University, was arrested on 27 August 2012 and released on 6 June 2013.

Neriman Tamimi from Nebi Salah and Rana Nazzal were arrested on 29 June 2013 in the weekly demonstration in Nebi Salah and released on bail on 1 July 2013.

For donations to WOFPP :
Bank account:
Women's Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP)
Account number: 471067
Branch 532
Daniel Frisch St. 3,Tel Aviv 64078, ISRAEL
IBAN number: IL 60-0125-3200-0000-0471-067

Address to receive the contribution:
Frug Street 30
Tel Aviv 63417, ISRAEL

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