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  • Israel’s Medical Association warns against proposed prisoner force-feeding bill

    June 15, 2015 | 8:48 am

    Israel's cabinet approved on Sunday a proposed law that would enable authorities to force-feed Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike, a practice opposed by the country's medical association.

    Israel has long been concerned that hunger strikes by Palestinians in its jails...

  • After his hunger strike, Alan Gross’ backers ramp up calls for U.S. action

    April 17, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    Alan Gross did not warn his family he was launching a hunger strike, but hearing the news, they understood why: The Jewish U.S. government subcontractor, languishing since 2009 in a Cuban prison, feels forgotten.

    “We’re asking that the U.S. government do whatever it takes,” Jill...

  • Palestinians mark Prisoners’ Day with hunger strikes, protests

    April 17, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Thousands of Palestinians marked Prisoners' Day with protests and hunger strikes.

    Some 3,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails refused their food on Wednesdays. Nine of the prisoners reportedly announced that they will begin longer-term hunger strikes until Samer Issawi, who...

  • Hamas says it will not go to war for Iran

    May 10, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    The Islamist movement Hamas will not let itself be dragged into a war against Israel if it attacks the nuclear facilities of Hamas ally Iran, Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh said on Thursday.

    “Hamas is a Palestinian movement that acts within the Palestinian arena and it carries out its...

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