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Palestinian Woman Sentenced to 16 years for Defending Her Hijab to be Released in Ceasefire Agreement

In a recent prisoner exchange between the Israeli regime and Palestinian Resistance, 91 Palestinian female prisoners are set to be released, one of them being the iconic Shorouq Salah Ibrahim Dwayyatis.

Sharouq, originally from Jerusalem, was detained in 2015 while she was on her way to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque where she defended her hijab when a settler tried to remove it.

An Israeli soldier came forward and shot her, leaving severe injuries on her chest, shoulder, and neck. The soldiers even left her to bleed for 30 minutes before taking her into custody.

She was accused of attempting to stab a settler despite being unarmed and only 18 years old at the time.

Sharouq was tortured, received inadequate medical treatment and spent four days bleeding before undergoing surgery.

She was then sentenced to 16 years in prison for charges of attempted murder, while the settler remained free from all charges.

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