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IOF arresting Palestinian women over Facebook posts

20 May, 16


The Israeli occupation had since last October detained 28 Palestinian women over social media activitiy, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Center for Studies (PPCS) said in a statement.

Riyad al-Ashqar, PPCS spokesman, said that the women were detained for “incitement over Facebook” and interrogated for hours or days.

He noted that among the 28 cases, 8 women were sentenced to administrative detention over alleged charges of social media incitement, while 6 are still held in Israeli prisons including the Jerusalemite journalist Samah Dweik.

Israeli arrests surged after the Jerusalem intifada, where Israeli forces have since last October arrested around 5700 Palestinians.