Women's Organization for Political Prisoners (WOFPP)

Dr. Rifqa elJa'abari was released on 11 September 2007

August 2006

Free Dr. Rifqa elJa’abri!

Dr. Rifqa Motlaq elJa'abri, 43 years old, from Hebron, administrative detainee, is held in Hashron Prison (Tel Mond). The Israeli army arrested her on 15 August 2006 and placed her under administrative detention order for six months.

Administrative detention means that the detainee is being held without a charge or a trial, and the detention can be extended arbitrarily.

Dr. Rifqa Motlaq elJa'abri was born in Hebron.

Dr. elJa'abri, studied general medicine in Yemen and then she specialized in obstetrics and gynecology in France. She underwent her training in Almakased Hospital in Jerusalem.

She worked in hospitals in Hebron such as Almohtaseb Hospital, which belongs to the Red Crescent committee, located in the old city of Hebron. She has her own clinic in Hebron and she is the head administrator of Alnaqaa, charitable medical center in Bethlehem. This center offers emergency help for sick people and makes surgical operations especially for poor people who cannot pay for other hospitals.

15 Marach 2007 Her detention was extended for two additional months until 15 July 2007.
15 May 2007 Her administrative detention was extended for two additional months.
15 july 2007 Her administrative detention was extended for two additional months.

Following is an announcement of the Medical Association–Jerusalem (Palestinian association):

Medical Association – Jerusalem


The Medical Association – Jerusalem condemns the arbitrary arrest of Dr. Rifqa Motlaq elJa'abari at the hands of the Zionist occupation authorities.

Dr. elJa'abari's arrest took place while she was carrying out her humanitarian obligations in the public service.

The Medical Association calls on the international human rights organizations to act for her release.

The Medical Association - Jerusalem