Israel authorises force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners

July 30, 2015 9:45 AM

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Israel authorises force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners

JERUSALEM Israel's parliament authorised on Thursday the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the country's medical association and rights groups.

The legislation promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightist coalition reflected Israel's concern that hunger strikes by Palestinians in its jails could end in death and trigger waves of protests in the occupied West Bank.

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