Occupation authorities deport a woman away from her children and house in Jerusalem under the pretext of “illegal residence”
April 3, 2018

The Israeli occupation authorities recently deported Mrs. Ibtisam Obeid, 35, from Jerusalem under the pretext of "illegal presence in the city".

Mrs. Ibtisam Obeid is from the city of Ramallah and got married 16 years ago from Wisam Obeid from the village of Esawyeh in Jerusalem. They have three children, Nayef, 14, Mohammed, 13, and Amira, 10 years old. They have tried to obtain an identity or residency from the competent Israeli authorities throughout the years but all their attempts failed under the pretext of "security rejection."

Wisam Obeid said that his wife, Ibtisam, was arrested twice during the past month. He said: “Last month, my wife and my son Nayef and I were arrested and then we were released from prison and were placed under house-arrest. My wife and I were arrested again at the end of last month. My wife was charged with" illegally staying in Jerusalem.”

Obeid added that the occupation’s intelligence released his wife after detaining and interrogating her for several hours on condition of deportation from Jerusalem and if she enters the city she will be transferred to actual imprisonment. Also, her husband and her brother will be subject to time in prison in addition to high fines.

Obeid explained that the occupation police transferred his wife from Salah Al-Din Street police station in Jerusalem to Al-Z’ayem checkpoint and was not allowed to go home to take her personal items. The police deliberately passed in front of her house in the village and told her say “Goodbye” to your home.

Ibtisam now lives with her daughter Amira in the city of Ramallah while her husband and two boys remained in the village of Esawyeh.