Israel moves to legalize Gitmo-style force-feeding of hunger strikers

July 30, 2015 10:40 AM

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The 120-seat Knesset approved the controversial bill, with 46 legislators in favor and 40 against it. Called “Law to prevent harm caused by hunger strikes,” it describes a procedure that would allow prison staff to use rubber tubes to deliver nutrition to protesting detainees against their will.

The bill was approved by the Israeli government in June 2014 amid a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners, but the parliament dissolved before the legislation could be put to a vote.

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