Monday, May 22
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces kill Palestinian in alleged stabbing attempt
  2. Clashes erupt in Beit Ummar as Israeli forces raid the village
  3. 13 Palestinians shot, injured, in clashes in Ramallah, Hebron
  4. Israel returns body of slain Jordanian citizen to Jordanians
  5. Heightened security measures in Israel, West Bank for Trump's visit
  6. 9 Palestinians shot, injured, as clashes break out in the West Bank
  7. 5,000 Israelis to visit Joseph's Tomb, sparking clashes
  8. Israeli forces detain six Palestinians in the West Bank
  9. Palestinians observe general strike in solidarity with hunger-strikers
  10. Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian farmers, fishermen in Gaza

Israeli wardens harass daughters of Palestinian prisoner during visit

Feb. 3, 2015 11:13 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 4, 2015 5:13 P.M.)
TUBAS (Ma'an) – Israeli prison wardens on Monday evening assaulted two daughters of a Palestinian prisoner during regular visit to their father in Israel's Rimon prison, the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies reported.

A spokeswoman of the center, Aminah al-Taweel, said in a statement that two daughters of prisoner Yahya Sharida from Tubas in the northern West Bank were "harassed because they were wearing Niqab (face cover)" during a visit to their father.

She said that a captain in the prison service police asked the daughters Ayat and Sundus Sharida after they visited their father to take off their face cover to make sure the photos on their ID cards were theirs. However, the two refused to take off the covers except before female officers. As a result, the girls were detained for two hours.

The girls were released after two hours, and "were threatened to be deprived of visits to their father for the remaining 11 years of his imprisonment."

The father has been in Israeli custody since Nov. 14, 2003 serving 22 years on a charge of membership in the Hamas military wing.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017