Bushra Taweel is a journalist, photographer, and human rights defender documenting Israeli violations against Palestinian prisoners and organizing events raising awareness about Palestinian prisoners’ rights. She serves as the media spokesperson for Aneen al-Qaid Network, a social, cultural, and media network first founded by ex-detainees. Bushra was first arrested at the age of 18, and despite her release as part of a prisoner exchange deal, she’s been a target for continued arrests. During her most recent arrest in November 2020, Bushra was placed under administrative detention in Damon prison, which has since been renewed. Her father Jamal Al- Taweel, a frequent target for arrests who served a total of 16 years in Israeli prisons, was arrested in June 2021. He has since announced his hunger strike in protest of Israeli occupation authorities’ administrative detention of his daughter.
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