Israel extended the detention of Palestinian female writer Lama Khater for 7th time


RAMALLAH, PALESTINOW.COM — The Israeli military court of Ashkelon extended the detention of Palestinian female writer Lama Khater on Thursday for another week, which makes it the seventh extension since her detention one month ago.

Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) lawyer, Firas al-Sabbah, said that the Israeli military court extended the 42-year-old writer’s detention under the pretext of conducting further investigation.

The PPS lawyer confirmed that Khater was subjected to harsh and intensive interrogation throughout her entire detention.

Khater told al-Sabbah that Israeli security services handcuffed her to a chair throughout the entire interrogation; she also pointed out that interrogators deprived her of sleep and continued to curse and shout at her.

Interrogations would last for more than 20 hours per day.

Khater was detained by Israeli forces on July 24 from her home in the southern occupied West Bank province of al-Khalil.

She was detained for her anti-occupation writings and was accused of incitement and being a member in an illegal organization, which are charges that she has rejected. (PIC)

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