Israeli doctor participating in a demonstration organized by Physicians for Human Rights in Jerusalem: "I practice medicine, not torture."

Cabinet Weighs Importing Foreign MDs to Force-Feed Hunger Strikers

Israel’s far-right government is considering importing foreign doctors to force-feed Palestinian hunger strikers if Israeli doctors continue to refuse taking part in the practice. The Israel Medical Association has advised its physician members not to participate in any force-feeding, deeming the practice inhumane. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Thursday, May 5, that the government intends to…

Palestinians in Gaza hold aloft posters in support of imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti during a sit-in at the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Marwan Barghouti Interested in Running for PNA Presidency

Hadash MK Youssef Jabareen (Joint List) met with the imprisoned Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti at the Hadarim Prison on Thursday, August 18. According to Al Ittihad, the daily newspaper of the Communist Party of Israel, Barghouti told Jabareen that he is seriously considering running against Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Maazen) for the presidency/chairmanship of the…

A demonstration in Ramallah in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoner Bilal al-Kayed

Palestinian Authority: Hunger-Striking Prisoner Near Death

The Palestinian Authority’s Health Ministry warned Tuesday, August 2, that Bilal Kayed, a hunger-striking prisoner held by Israel under administrative detention without charges, has suffered a massive deterioration in his condition which doctors say could bring about his sudden death. In response, a spokesperson for the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon where Kayed is being…