GAZA: Israeli troops arrested the prominent Palestinian lawmaker and activist Khalid Jarrar at her house in the Albera area of Ramallah, along with the writer and journalist Ali Jaradat.
Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday and taken to an unknown area, local media reported.
According to her daughter Yara Jarrar, the house was surrounded by more than Israeli 70 soldiers who arrived in 12 military vehicles.
My mom, Khalida Jarrar, was arrested from our house in Ramallah moments ago. Isreali occupation forces raided our home with over 70 soldiers and around 12 military vehicles. Mom and sister were asleep when they approached. #freekhalidajarrar #IsraeliCrimes #Israel #BDS pic.twitter.com/njPyi6ze3a
— Yafa Jarrar (@YafaJarrar) October 31, 2019
“Mom and sister were asleep when they approached,” Yara said in a post on Twitter.
The 56-year-old Jarrar, who is associated with the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – considered a “terrorist” group by Israel – was arrested in 2015 and 2017.
Her latest release from Israeli prison was in last February after she spent 20 months in “administrative detention” – a form of internment where an individual is held without trial or charge.
There are currently seven Palestinian politicians imprisoned in Israeli jails – five held under administrative detention.