Palestinian media reported that an Israeli court has refused to release 25-year-old Palestinian detainee Anhar al-Deek, despite her being in her ninth month of pregnancy and about to give birth any moment.
Anhar al-Deek has appealed for international intervention to release her from Israeli jail so she can deliver her baby safely at home.
The twenty-five-year-old al-Deek hails from the Kafr Ni’ma town west of Ramallah, and had has sent a letter to her family urging them to call on the international community to help secure her freedom.
“What should I do if I give birth far from you? I am tied up, how can I give birth via caesarean section when I am alone in prison?” Anhar wrote in her letter to her family, adding: “I am exhausted, and I have had severe pains in the pelvis and severe pain in my legs due to sleeping on the prison beds. I do not know how I could sleep on it after my delivery operation.”
“How could I take my first steps after the operation?”
“The Israeli prison administration still want to put us in isolation, both my son and me,” she warned
Anhar has been imprisoned for the last five months, on charges of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack near an illegal Zionist settlement, however no verdict has been issued against her yet.