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Palestinian hunger strikers' appeal rejected

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posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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Palestinian hunger strikers' appeal rejected


www.aljazeera.com

Israel Supreme Court rejects plea by two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest at being held without charge.

Israel's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by two Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest at being held without charge. But in its decision, released by the justice ministry on Monday, the court said security authorities should consider freeing them for medical reasons.

The two prisoners, Bilal Diab, 27, and Thaer Halahleh, 34, have been on hunger strike for the past 70 days.
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posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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70 days. So they could be dead any time now. Reading the rest of the article makes it way worse. There's thousands of them in those prisons, many have been on hunger strike for a long time, to add another quote :


Administrative detention is an antiquated procedure that allows suspects to be held without charge for periods of up to six months, which are renewable indefinitely.

Israeli officials say they use the procedure to hold Palestinians who pose an immediate threat to the country's security.


And what type of "law" is that? It's sickening and something has to be done about it. Or do they just leave it and allow hundreds, maybe even thousands, to die? Held without charge, and it can just be renewed as many times as they like. I don't care what country it's in, that is no type of justice.

www.aljazeera.com
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posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:23 PM
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From the BBC :


'Death sentence'

The Israeli group Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) condemned the Supreme Court's decision as "a death sentence" for both men.

"Their lives are in danger and their families are still banned from seeing them," PHR spokeswoman Amani Daif told AFP. "They could die any moment now."

Ms Daif on Friday told the BBC that both men had stopped co-operating with prison doctors and were refusing intravenous drips, vitamins or salts. She said that Mr Diab, 27, was in danger of cardiac arrest and that there were signs Mr Halahla, 34, could have a lung infection.


www.bbc.co.uk...


If you can't see this on the news you usually check now, you can probably bet you will do, because this is going to be a big story.
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posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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So, some terrorists want to starve themselves to death? At least they are not killing other innocents while doing so. Where is your outrage over bammy signing NADA? They can do the same thing here to American citizens. That is much more important to me.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte
So, some terrorists want to starve themselves to death? At least they are not killing other innocents while doing so. Where is your outrage over bammy signing NADA? They can do the same thing here to American citizens. That is much more important to me.


Well I don't see why it should be? Are they not as worthy of freedom as Americans? They've not been charged with anything so you can't call them terrorists. Do you think if they were known terrorists they'd not charge them? There's thousands of them in there, all terrorists?

Madness, if this was UK or US people on hunger strike, the thread would probably be on its second to third page already.



posted on May, 7 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Source : Ali Abunimah







Around 7.30am local time a group of Palestinian youth activists arrived at the gates of the main UN building in Ramallah, put up signs declaring UN Office closed and blocked access to and from the building.

As Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh reach their 73rd day the activists had decided something needed to be done to highlight their plight and demand of the UN they fulfil their mandated role and speak out against Israel and initiate sanctions.


Source : occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com...


Please help spread the word in any way you can : #PalHunger


From the Daily Mail :


1,600 on hunger strike and the world doesn’t even bat an eyelid: Compelling eyewitness dispatch from the Israeli internment jails threatening a new Arab Spring


Source : 1,600 on hunger strike
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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Just how conditioned are western people to not give a crap about Palestinian people? Western governments have really done a good job on most of you guys with their propaganda here. Does anyone even care about these people? It's unbelievable, I'm just gobsmacked.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Here's a fun fact for you: nobody is forcing them not to eat. The Israelis aren't withholding food, quite the opposite, in fact. if the Palestinians choose not to eat, don't try to pin their deaths on anyone but them. It's not the Israeli's fault these guys are deranged enough to starve themselves to death.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by ShadeWolf
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Here's a fun fact for you: nobody is forcing them not to eat. The Israelis aren't withholding food, quite the opposite, in fact. if the Palestinians choose not to eat, don't try to pin their deaths on anyone but them. It's not the Israeli's fault these guys are deranged enough to starve themselves to death.



Originally posted by robhines

Administrative detention is an antiquated procedure that allows suspects to be held without charge for periods of up to six months, which are renewable indefinitely.

Israeli officials say they use the procedure to hold Palestinians who pose an immediate threat to the country's security.


www.aljazeera.com



Nevermind, nothing to see here. Only people dying to highlight the fact that they're held for as long as the Israeli's like, WITHOUT CHARGE! You guys would be going mental if this was happening on a big scale in the western world.

History will not forget these people.

I hope this years people don't either, because if you think this issue is quiet now, it won't be if they start dying to try and highlight the injustice done against them and their people.


Edit - The UN are getting onto it, they need to add more pressure though and fast :


9 May 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of averting any further deterioration in the condition of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody who are on hunger strike, and urged everyone concerned to reach a solution to their plight without delay.

“The Secretary-General continues to follow with concern the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody, in particular those held in what is known as administrative detention,” according to information provided by his spokesperson.

“He stresses the importance of averting any further deterioration in their condition,” the spokesperson added. “He reiterates that those detained must be charged and face trial with judicial guarantees, or released without delay.”


Concerned at plight of Palestinian hunger strikers, Ban urges solution without delay

Also : United Nations - The Question of Palestine - Tumblr

So maybe they are important after all, eh? One of the links from that second page evens mentions children being detained! But they're probably just terrorists anyway, right?

Wrong!



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posted on May, 10 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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The Palestinians are at war with the Israelis, Enemy combatants don't have civil rights like a common criminal. Neither do enemy citizens. The more they fight worse it gets. I'm sorry they don't like it but that's war.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 02:30 AM
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Originally posted by ntech
The Palestinians are at war with the Israelis,


Yeah, they are aren't they! Make sure you scroll across to stage 4 on this image :



There is NO excuse for this any longer. This planet is waking up.

And no this is not the fault of the Israeli people. It's their government and military, and they need international pressure putting on them like never before.

I'm done here.
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posted on May, 12 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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The Guardian have finally caught up with this :


Israel cannot claim the moral high ground while it is holding Palestinians without charge

The disclosure that six of almost 1,600 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike to protest against the Israeli policy of "administrative detention" are close to death has profound implications for Israel and for the stalled Middle East peace process. The rule of law and fair and proper judicial processes, where those accused of a crime may be charged and are guaranteed an opportunity to speak in their own defence in open court, is a key human right that a properly functioning democracy should guarantee even in a troubled period of peacetime.

Internment for prolonged periods without charge on the suspicion of secretive and unaccountable intelligence agencies, whose claims cannot be adequately tested – in Guantánamo Bay, the UK or in Israel – must always be opposed. And in Israel, in particular, administrative detention, first introduced by the UK during the British Mandate, has long been a stain on Israel's democracy, a process by which that detention can be renewed every six months without formal charges in a system administered by the military including, on the West Bank, relatively junior officers.


Source : Hunger strikers expose an inhuman system

Told you this would soon be bigger news....
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