Israel releases female Palestinian lawmaker after 15 months

RAMALLAH, June 3 (KUNA) — Israeli authorities released on Friday Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar after a period of imprisonment lasting 15 months.
She had been convicted by an Israeli military court last December on charges of belonging to an illegal organization and incitement against Israel.
Jarrar is a prominent and inspirational leader in Palestinian society.
In addition to being a lawmaker, she is a women’s rights activist, and a member of the board of directors for the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.
Sher was arrested by Israeli forces from her home in the West Bank town of Al-Bireh, on April 2, 2015.
Jarrar, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said at a press conference after arriving in Ramallah today that she left behind in Israeli prisons many female Palestinian prisoners, suffering at the hands of their Israeli jailors.
She further said that the prisoners hoped for more efforts to be exerted to improve prison conditions for them and to have them released as soon as possible. (end) nq.ajs