Zoabi: Israel will bear ‘total responsibility’ if hunger strikers die

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Zoabi: Israel will bear ‘total responsibility’ if hunger strikers die
    By Ben Lynfield, Adam Rasgon
    April 21, 2017 01:40
    The Prisons Service denies allegations that security prisoners are mistreated.
    Palestinians hold rallies as hundreds of prisoners in Israeli jails begin a hunger strike (credit: REUTERS)

    Israeli authorities will bear “total responsibility” if a Palestinian prisoner dies during the hunger strike they launched Monday for better conditions and an end to administrative detention without trial, Balad MK Haneen Zoabit told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday. In the first violence related to the strike, dozens of Palestinians hurled rocks at soldiers at the Beitunya checkpoint, the IDF said. “Security forces responded with means to disperse demonstrations and there were no injured on either side,” it said.

    The Arab48 website reported that one Palestinian was wounded by a rubber coated metal bullet and dozens suffered from tear-gas inhalation during the incident. Meanwhile, Said Musallam, one of some 1,500 prisoners abstaining from food, was transferred to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon on Wednesday night.

    “Musallam was transferred due to a medical situation that required care,” the Prisons Service said on Thursday, without elaborating. Musallam, 44, suffers from heart disease and is the first prisoner participating in the mass hunger strike to be transferred to a hospital. He has had a number of medical complications since starting his 18-year prison sentence for attempted murder 15 years ago, according to Karim Ajweh, his lawyer.

  2. BeautyForAshes

    BeautyForAshes Well-Known Member

    So let me get this straight... THEY choose to stop eating and it's Israel's fault?
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  3. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Everything is Israel's fault in the Middle East. :rolleyes If the camel in Egypt falls over dead, it's Israel's fault. :doh
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