"Being jailed by Israel has motivated me to stick to my rights"
Lama Khater, 42, a mother of five, and a Palestinian writer and journalist, was arrested on 24 July 2018 in her home in Hebron after Israeli occupation forces had started to investigate her writings and membership in a banned organization.
Khater was accused of incitement to violence through her numerous newspaper articles for Palestinian and Arab papers and online sites.
Israeli authorities have recently released her from Israeli prisons after serving 13 months of imprisonment.
Speaking in an interview with the Palestinian Information Center following her release, Khater said women being held by the occupation are spreading joy despite the cruelty they face in detention.
“My happiness with my freedom is incomplete and will only be achieved by the release of all the prisoners and my son Usama, who was arrested by the occupation a month ago,” Khater expressed.
“Female prisoners are waiting for freedom. I call on whoever has the key to freedom for them to take prompt action in this regard,” she stressed, adding that she was subjected to repression while she was being investigated for 32 consecutive days.
She called on all Palestinians to show solidarity with prisoners, to work to draw international attention to their cause and bring joy to them and their families with letters of solidarity, stressing that “those who see the lives of female prisoners will be very touched by their situation.”