Israeli occupation sentences Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison
Israeli occupation forces celebrate International Nursing Day by targeting Palestinian nurses, sentencing Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison and a $9000 fine.
The daughter of prisoner Shatha Odeh, Shirin, said, Thursday, that on the occasion of International Nursing Day, the Israeli occupation sentenced her mother, who was the director of the Health Work Committee, to 16 months in prison.
On Twitter, Shirin wrote that "on the international nursing day, my mom a nurse by profession was sentenced to 16 months of imprisonment, $9000 and 5 yrs of suspended sentence on condition of not providing health services."
On international nursing day, my mom a nurse by profession was sentenced to 16 months of imprisonment, $9000 and 5 yrs of suspended sentence on condition of not providing health services. #FreeShathaOdeh https://t.co/uAeOtZU1sz— Shirin AF (@ShirinAF86) May 12, 2022
On #InternationalNursesDay2022, Shatha Odeh, Palestinian nurse and @HWCPalestine -director, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment and a USD 9000-fine by an Israeli military tribunal.— Viva Salud (@vivasaludbe) May 12, 2022
Defending the right to health is not a crime!#FreeShathaOdeh pic.twitter.com/Gb9ms2b9L7
On his part, activist Laith Hambali tweeted, "Attack on journalism yesterday, healthcare today and entirety of Palestinian being every day," in reference to the murder of Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh by the IOF on Wednesday.
Local media pointed out that Odeh is one of the pioneers in humanitarian work and a role model for civil society.
Odeh, 61, heads the Union of Health Work Committees, which provides health services to Palestinian families.
Israeli occupation forces arrested Odeh on July 7, 2021, after storming her house in the Ein Misbah area in Ramallah.
Since her imprisonment, Odeh has been subjected to difficult conditions of detention and harsh treatment, which caused her a lot of exhaustion and pain.
According to institutions concerned with prisoners' affairs, the number of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons, by the end of last January, reached nearly 4,500, including 32 female prisoners.
The director of the Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies, Riyad Al-Ashqar, had highlighted that the occupation authorities have arrested more than 16,000 Palestinian women since occupying Palestine in 1948.
Since the beginning of Al-Aqsa Intifada in September 2000, the occupation has arrested about 2,500 women and girls, 34 of whom are still in the occupation’s prisons, under harsh and inhumane conditions.
The occupation has always arrested Palestinian women, but the phenomenon increased during the second Intifada in 2000 under various pretexts.