Palestinian Hunger Striker Loses Consciousness, Testing Israel's 'Unethical' Force-Feeding Law

August 14, 2015 11:04 AM

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A Palestinian prisoner on his 60th day of hunger strike has lost consciousness after Israeli doctors refused to force-feed him on ethical grounds.

Earlier this month Israel's government passed a law that allows prisoners refusing food to be forcibly administered nutrients and medical care if their life is deemed to be in danger.

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