Anhar al-Deek's Brother Confirms Israeli Occupation Prevents Family from Seeing Her

Palestinian prisoner Anhar al-Deek's brother confirms that the Israeli occupation prevents the family from seeing her, and the head of the Committee for Prisoners' Affairs says that al-Deek is not the first pregnant mother to enter the occupation prisons - and she will not be the last.

  • Anhar al-Deek with her husband and child Julia
    Anhar al-Deek with her husband and baby girl

In March of this year, Israeli occupation forces arrested Anhar al-Deek on charges of attempting to stab Israeli settlers in the village of Kafr Ni'ma in Ramallah. Anhar is currently in Damon Prison with 40 other sister prisoners, including 11 mothers who are four months pregnant.

The head of the Committee for Prisoners' Affairs, Major General Qadri Abu Bakr, said that the Red Cross is the only entity allowed to visit Anhar and check on her health, stressing that she is not the first pregnant mother to enter the occupation prisons, and she will not be the last.

In an interview with Al Mayadeen, Abu Bakr indicated that the prison administration stated that Anhar's birth will be through C-section, and that today she is under the supervision of Israeli doctors.

From his side, Muti' al-Deek, Anhar's brother, said that he met his sister about 5 months ago in her first trial, and then her husband met her about 3 months ago in a court session.

He confirmed in an interview with Al Mayadeen that the occupation has never responded to Anhar's release and that she has been subjected to 7 court sessions, where her trial gets postponed every time. Alone a pregnant woman, her family is prohibited from visiting her.

It is noteworthy that the 25-year-old Palestinian prisoner is close to giving birth in an Israeli prison. Today, Thursday, she sent a heart-wrenching message in which she complained about prison's pain and revealed her fears of giving birth in absolutely abnormal and inhumane conditions.