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Lina Khattab

Courageous Palestinian student and activist

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Date of Birth:



Ramallah, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Lina Khattab is known for her bravery and resilience as a young Palestinian student and folkloric dancer.

She gained attention due to her arrest by Israeli occupation forces and her subsequent imprisonment, which highlighted issues of human rights violations and the plight of Palestinian prisoners.

Brief bio

Lina Khattab, a journalism student at Birzeit University and a member of the El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe, was arrested by Israeli occupation forces. Her imprisonment drew significant attention to the Israeli military's treatment of Palestinian youth and the broader issues of resistance and activism in Palestine.

Major Milestones


  • Studied journalism at Birzeit University.

  • Became a member of the El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe.

  • Was arrested by Israeli forces on December 13, 2014.

  • Underwent a trial and was sentenced to prison.

  • Released from Israeli prison in June 2015, after serving her sentence.

  • Active involvement in student activities and peaceful demonstrations...See More

  • Becoming a symbol of Palestinian youth resistance against occupation...See More

  • Her case brought international attention to the conditions of Palestinian prisoners...See More

  • Advocated for Palestinian rights through her involvement in student movements.

Date of Last Update: 
January 16, 2024

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