Areen Awad Shuaibat
This picture was taken just hours after Areen was released from her 8-year imprisonment in an Israeli prison. Areen was arrested for attempting a suicide attack with an explosive belt around her waist. She retreated from the attack at the last minute. During her years in Israeli jail, Areen was prohibited from receiving any letters or visitors. She was tortured several times, sprayed with gas and pursued by aggressive dogs unleashed on her during her torture sessions.
Israel has detained 12,000 Palestinian women since 1967. About 850 women have been arrested since the beginning of the second Intifada in 2000. In addition, there are 20 young women below the age of 18 who are currently incarcerated in Israeli jails and who are forced to share cells with adults.