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Palestinian Dutch delegation lies that "Israel has a policy of deliberate medical neglect that endangers the lives of the thousands of prisoners"

Headline: “The delegation of Palestine in the Netherlands demanded that the government and parliament intervene to save the prisoners’ lives”

 

 

“The delegation of Palestine in the Netherlands demanded that the Dutch government and parliament intervene in order to stop the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian prisoners in the occupation’s prisons…

The delegation emphasized that Israel’s policy of deliberate medical neglect that endangers the lives of the thousands of prisoners necessitates a firm stance by the international community.”

 

 

 

Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."