Jarrar, Palestinian leader, parliamentarian and feminist, has
been issued a six-month administrative detention order imprisoning her without
charge or trial, at the behest of the Israeli military commander in the West
Bank, reported Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association –
Jarrar’s lawyers – on April 5. TAKE ACTION: Demand freedom for Khalida Jarrar!
and director of its Legal Unit, reported that a military court session at Ofer
will confirm the order on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Jarrar is the former
Executive Director of Addameer and Vice President of its Board of Directors, as
well as the chair of the Palestinian Legislative Council Prisoners’ Committee
and a member of the Palestinian national follow-up committee for the
International Criminal Court.
noted that the use of administrative detention by the Israeli occupation is
illegal and arbitrary detention and amounts to a war crime, “willfully
depriving a prisoner of war or other protected person of their right to a fair
and regular trial.” It urged the international community to work hard to end
arbitrary administrative detention and free all Palestinian prisoners in
Jarrar this morning in HaSharon prison, that she is in good health and taking
her prescribed medication, but that she needs ongoing health care. She is now
one of nine members of the Palestinian Legislative Council held without
charge or trial under administrative detention orders.
detention is the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial and on
the basis of secret evidence for up to six month periods, indefinitely
renewable by Israeli military courts. The use of administrative detention dates from the “emergency laws”
of the British colonial era in Palestine. Israel’s use of administrative
detention violates international law; such detention is allowed only in
individual circumstances that are exceptionally compelling for “imperative
reasons of security.” In Palestine, however, Israel uses administrative
detention routinely as a form of collective punishment and mass detention of
Palestinians, and frequently uses administrative detention when it fails to
obtain confessions in interrogations of Palestinian detainees.
the case of Khalida Jarrar, visit
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political prisoners’ advocate, former executive director of Addameer Prisoner Support and
Human Rights Association and a member of its board; she chairs the
Prisoners’ Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council. She is also
active in the Palestinian women’s movement, a feminist and prominent voice for
the defense and expansion of women’s rights.
prominent participant in the West Bank demonstrations in support of
Palestinians in Gaza, denouncing the occupation military’s killing of over
travel outside occupied Palestine; when she needed medical treatment in Jordan
in 2010, she struggled for months in a public campaign before finally receiving
action in August-September 2014, declaring that they stand with Khalida Jarrar
and demanding the cancellation of the “special supervision order” forcibly
transferring her from Ramallah to Jericho. Jarrar refused expulsion
to Jericho. Instead, she has set up a protest tent in the Palestinian
Legislative Council courtyard in Ramallah, where she lived and worke until
the order was lifted on September 16, 2014. “It is the occupation who must
leave our homeland,” said Jarrar. The tent was visited by numerous Palestinian
and international delegations, including international members of Parliament.
elected Palestinian Legislative Council imprisoned by Israel, 9 under
administrative detention without trial or charge. PLC members have been
repeatedly and systematically targeted by Israeli occupation forces.
Jarrar Solidarity Campaign is being reactivated to demand her
- Protest at Gaza
Palestinian Legislative Council demands freedom for Jarrar
- Israeli repressive
forces attack Palestinian prisoners in Ramon prison
- 319 administrative
detention orders issued by Israeli military courts in 2015, 500% increase
over last year
- Palestinian organizations and movements
demand Jarrar’s freedom
- Bahrain: Wa’ad National Democratic
Action Society demands freedom for Jarrar
- Jarrar’s PLC bloc: Arrest is an attempt
to break Palestinian steadfastness
- Updates on Khalida Jarrar: April 4
- April 6, Albuquerque: Emergency Protest
to Free Khalida Jarrar
- Video, Protest to Free Palestinian
Prisoners, focusing on Khalida Jarrar and child prisoners
- CAIA: Free Khalida Jarrar, with sample
letter to Canadian MPs
- Basque party EH Bildu calls for freedom
of Khalida Jarrar
- Denmark: Immediate Release of
Palestinian Freedom Fighter Khalida Jarrar
- “She speaks
the truth:” Palestinian leftist parliamentarian arrested in early
morning raid, Charlotte Kates, Mondoweiss
- Israel arrests
leftist lawmaker Khalida Jarrar, Middle East Eye
condemn Israel’s arrest of prominent leftist lawmaker Khalida Jarrar,
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada
Palestinian Lawmaker Jarrar Arrested by Israeli Forces, TeleSUR
Khalida Jarrar detained after violating injunction restricting her movement in
the West Bank
terrorist group on Thursday for disobeying an order restricting her
movement in the West Bank.
political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, early
Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah due to “substantial concerns about
the safety and security of the region.”
attacks on Israeli civilians over a period of some 40 years.
responsibility for a terror attack in which five people were shot and hacked to
death with meat cleavers in a bloody assault on a Jerusalem synagogue.
the city of Jericho and its surroundings.
“incitement and involvement in terror.”
in their Ramallah home.
decided whether to press charges.
from the premises, according to Palestinian media reports.
and called Jarrar’s detention “illegal” on social media.
Authority’s bid to join the International Criminal Court bid, a PLO