Days of Palestine, West Bank –Israeli occupation has arrested 28 Palestinian women over Facebook posts since October, Palestinian Prisoner Centre for Studies (PPCS) said on Wednesday.
Ages of the women arrested ranged between 19 and 39, the PPCS director Riyad al-Ashqar said, noting most of them were released after days of interrogation and bad treatment.
He also stated that eight of the women are being held under the illegal administrative detention inside the Israeli jails.
One of the prominent women, Al-Ashqar said, is Samah Dweik, 25, from occupied East Jerusalem, who is a journalist in The Jerusalem Network. She was kidnapped from her home on April 10 after posting and sharing pictures in support for a Palestinians recently killed by Israeli forces.
Another one, who is pictures went viral on social media, is Majd Atwan. She was sentenced by an Israeli court earlier this month to 45 days in prison and a 3,000 shekel ($794) fine over charges of incitement on her Facebook account.
In recent months, Israel has detained scores of Palestinians for social media activity, alleging that a wave of unrest that swept the occupied Palestinian territory last October was encouraged largely by “incitement.”