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Are Palestinians above the law?

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning

Official PA TV narrator: “In Doha at the World Cup games, a demonstration of solidarity with the Palestinian people. A man in the audience waved a picture of sick prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 7), as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners’ cause and to direct attention to the issue of the medical neglect that the occupation is implementing (sic., see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners). Let’s watch.”


A spectator at a 2022 Qatar World Cup match is seen holding a picture of terrorist prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid.

Text on picture: “Prisoner leader [Nasser] Abu Hmeid is present at the Qatar World Cup”

[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Dec. 6, 2022]

Nasser Abu Hmeid

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."