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Israeli doctors vow court fight over Knesset sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

After learning the Knesset passed law allowing force-feeding of hunger striking security prisoners, Israel’s Medical Association declared their doctors will challenge ruling in Supreme Court even though Interior Minister Erdan says law is necessary. 

By Associated Press, Rotem Elizera, Moran Azulay


Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.

Force-feeding prisoners; doctors vow court fight


The law allows a judge to sanction the force-feeding or administration of medical treatment if there is a threat to the inmate’s life, even if the prisoner refuses. Continue Reading »

Israel passes bill permitting force-feeding of endangered prisoners from hunger strike

Israel Medical Association objects to measure, emboldening Hamas’ demands for Israel’s immediate release of hunger striking prisoners.

By i24news


Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved draft legislation that would allow hunger striking prisoners to be force-fed if their lives are determined to be in jeopardy.

A Palestinian man stands chained to a cage during a demonstration in Ramallah, in the West Bank, in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails. – Photo: AFP

The bill was revived by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan last week and initially passed its first reading in the previous Knesset last June, but never made it into law. Continue Reading »