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Lawyer: 35 female detainees to be released

Oct. 13, 2011 1:54 A.M. (Updated: Oct. 15, 2011 3:05 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Israel is to release more than 27 female detainees under the terms of a swap deal that was agreed between Hamas and the Israeli government, a prisoners society lawyer said Wednesday.

Jacqueline Fararja said 35 detainees would be released, a few more than the number mentioned by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal when he gave an overview of the deal.

They are 27 sentenced to jail terms, five held without charge, and three others under Israel's administrative detention system, which allows prisoners to be detained for six months at a time during investigations.

Ma'an could not independently verify the number, but Fararja provided a list of 35 names. They are sorted by the place of origin and the number of years each prisoner had been sentenced before the deal. While Israel and Hamas say all female prisoners will be freed, the official count is still 27.


Dua Ziad al-Jayousy – 3 life sentences, 33 years

Iman Muhammad Ghazzawi – 13 years

Nisreen Atef Abu Zeineh – 2 years and 8 months

Abeer Mahmud Odeh – arrested


Abeer Atef Amr – 16 years

Randa Yousef Shahateet – 4 years

Alya Muhammad al-Jaabari – administrative detention

Ramia Rateb Abu Samra – arrested

Feda Atef Abu Suneineh


Qahera Said al-Saadi – 3 life sentences

Faten Bassam al-Saadi – 4 years

Hana Yahia Shalabi – administrative detention

Rima Riyad Daraghma – 25 years

Muna Hussein Awa Qaadan


Ahlam Aref al-Tamimi – 16 life sentences

Sana Muhammad Shehada – 3 life sentences

Sumud Yasser Karaja – 20 years

Bushra Jamal al-Tawil – arrested

Hanyeh Muneer Nasser


Amal Fayez Juma – 11 years

Fatna Mustafa Abu al-Eish – 11 years

Sanabel Nabegh Barik – 4 years

Linan Yousef Abu Ghalma – administrative detention

Latifa Muhammad Abu Thera


Erena Nicholay Sarahna – 20 years

Aysha Muhammad Obayyat – 3 years

Hannan Ahmad Ali Hammouz


Suad Ahmad Nazzal – 2.5 years


Mariam Salem Tarabeen – 8 years

Gaza Strip

Wafa Sameer al-Bes – 11 years


Amneh Jawad Manneh – life sentence

Ibtesam Abdul Hafez al-Issawi – 15 years


Worood Maher Qassem – 6.5 years

Lina Ahmad Jarbuni – 17 years

Khadija Kayed Abu Ayesh – 3 years and 9 months

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