Prominent Palestinian politician and legislator Khalida Jarrar has been jailed for 15 months by an Israeli court in the West Bank for several offenses including incitement of terrorism and violation of a travel ban, according to AFP .
Jarrar, a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Palestinian Legislative Council, was sentenced Sunday months after she was arrested in April and put under six months of administrative detention at first, to later be charged with 12 counts.
However, Jarrar isn't the only well-known Palestinian political figure to have been arrested or detained. These are five other prominent Palestinian politicians who have been detained over the years.
1. Marwan Barghouti
Braghouti is a member of the Fatah central committee and the Palestine National Council. He was one of the most prominent leaders of the first and second intifadas and has been hailed as "the Palestinian Mandela."
He was arrested by Israeli forces in 2002, tried (although he refused to recognize the legitimacy of the trial) and in 2004 convicted on five charges of murder and sentenced to five life sentences. Despite his imprisonment, Barghouti has remained politically active and maintained his popularity among Palestinians.
He is now considered to be the front-runner to follow Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian National Authority if efforts for his release, which include various campaigns and bids from both sides, are successful.
2. Mohammed Dahlan
Dahlan is the former leader of Fatah in Gaza and considered to be one of the most influential Palestinian politicians. He headed the Preventive Security Force in Gaza after the Oslo Accords were signed and was elected to the Palestinian Legislative Council.
Dahlan helped found the Fatah Youth Movement Fatah Hawks in Gaza in 1981, he was arrested multiple times by Israeli forces between 1981 and 1986 for his leading role.
3. Jibril Rajoub
Rajoub is the deputy secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and former member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council. He headed the Preventive Security Force in the West Bank and used to be the National Security Advisor to Yasser Arafat.
Rajoub was arrested multiple times throughout his life starting with his arrest in 1986 at 15 when he was suspected of helping Egyptian officers flee, for which he served four months. He received a life sentence in 1970 for throwing a grenade at an Israeli army bus but was released in an exchange deal, and was later arrested in the first intifada but eventually released.
4. Ahmad Sa'adat
Sa'adat is the secretary general of the PFLP and a strong proponent of the one-state solution. He was accused by Israel of organizing the assassination of the Israeli Tourism Minister in 2001 and imprisoned by the PNA in 2002 following negotiations with Israel.
After the American and British forces withdrew monitors from the prison where he was being held in 2006 due to poor security conditions, he was arrested by Israeli forces and in 2008 sentenced to 30 years for heading the PFLP.
5. Yasser Arafat
The famous Palestinian leader, considered the initiator of Palestinian nationalism movement, was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and former president of the PNA.
Arafat received part of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Oslo Accords. He was confined by Israeli forces to his Ramallah compound after a siege that started in 2002 until he was transported to France for medical care shortly before he died in 2004.