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Women’s Affairs urges international community to help release a pregnant Palestinian woman held in Israel

Women’s Affairs urges international community to help release a pregnant Palestinian woman held in Israel
Anhar al-Deek with her husband and baby girl before her arrest.

RAMALLAH, Thursday, August 26, 2021 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Authority’s Women’s Affairs Minister Amal Hamad today urged the international community to force Israel to release Anhar al-Deek, 26, a pregnant Palestinian woman held in Israel as she is expected to have her baby in few days.

Hamad said in a statement that al-Deek, a mother of a baby girl from the village of Kufr Nimeh, west of Ramallah, is expected to have a cesarean delivery while in custody, which is a blatant violation of international conventions and norms, particularly the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions on the Protection of Civilians and Prisoners of War.

She considered the arrest of al-Deek a war crime, pointing out that she was detained on March 8 while she was three months pregnant and put in very difficult conditions without any consideration for her health.

Eleven mothers out of 40 Palestinian women prisoners are currently held in Israel for their political activities.

M.K.

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