In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 2, dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers raided the home of Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar, kicking down the door, arresting her and holding her husband in a separate room. A leader in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Jarrar defeated an Israeli occupation attempt in September 2014 to expel her from Ramallah to Jericho for six months.
Khalida Jarrar is a long-time Palestinian political prisoners' advocate, former executive director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and a member of its board; she chairs the Prisoners' Committee of the Palestinian Legislative Council. She is also active in the Palestinian women's movement, a feminist and prominent voice for the defence and expansion of women's rights.
EH Bildu's MEP Josu Juaristi, met Jarrar during a GUE-NGL visit to Palestine in September 2014, shortly before her victory over the occupation forces and showed his support. In EH Bildu's opinion the attack on Khalida Jarrar is an attack on Palestinian parliamentary legitimacy and political expression. EH Bildu calls on the Israeli Government to immediately release Khalida Jarrar and calls on Basque and European institutions to contact Israeli authorities to cancel this order.