RAMALLAH 

The Israeli military on Monday held a female Palestinian activist without trial for four months under a legal procedure known as administrative detention, according to an NGO.   

Bushra al-Tawil, 26, was arrested last week in an Israeli raid on her home in the West Bank city of Al-Bireh.

The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said al-Tawil is currently being held in Hasharon prison in northern Israel.  

A defender of rights of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, al-Tawil was arrested several times by Israeli forces.  

According to the same NGO, there are 42 female Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, including

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