Bail denied for Palestinian lawmaker held by Israel
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Bail denied for Palestinian lawmaker held by Israel

Court rules Khalida Jarrar breached previous orders, incited to violence and urged the abduction of IDF soldiers

Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) at a court session at the Ofer military base near Ramallah, May 21, 2015. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) at a court session at the Ofer military base near Ramallah, May 21, 2015. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)

RAMALLAH — A lawyer for a female Palestinian lawmaker detained by Israel says a military court has rejected an order to release her on bail.

Earlier this month, a military judge ruled that Khalida Jarrar should be released. Her lawyer, Mahmoud Hassan, said Sunday that prosecutors appealed the order, and a court said she must remain behind bars until her trial on June 22.

She was arrested at her West Bank home in April and later charged with inciting violence.

Hassan says Jarrar, 52, a political leader of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, was arrested for “her political stance, not for any security threat.”

The court denied bail, saying she had breached court orders in the past, incited to violence and urged the abduction of soldiers.

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