Israeli intents to force-freed Palestinian hunger strikers

Force feeding

At the behest of the Israeli government and its prison service, some hospitals started to mull over using the force-feeding method against the Palestinian hunger strikers in jails.

In a press release on Thursday, the Palestinian hunger strike media committee warned of Israeli intents to force-feed the hunger strikers, describing the step if implemented as the most serious since the prisoners started their hunger battle.

For their part, head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) warned against taking such a move, holding Israel fully responsible for any prisoner getting hurt in its jails.

The commission and the PPS also appealed to the International Health Organization and human rights groups to intervene to prevent Israel from taking such a step against the hunger strikers in its jails.

(Source / 26.05.2017)

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