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UN: Zionist entity should release Palestinians on hunger strikes

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Kim Moon on Friday urged Zionist entity to release Palestinian administrative detainees over fears of failing health in a hunger strike. Some sources estimate that over 290 Palestinians detained in Zionist entity are on hunger strike, with about 70 requiring medical treatment to live, AFP reported .
On Thursday, the United Nations UN Special Committee to Investigate Zionist entity Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories [press release] expressed concern about a bill in the Zionist Knesset - according to the official website - that would allow force feeding for those on the hunger strike.
The Committee emphasized that the massive hunger strike is retaliation for a lack of due process because the administrative detainees and many other prisoners have not been formally charged with any crime by Zionist entity forces, but are subject to unlimited renewals of the detention period.
Zionist entity has been criticized for its treatment of Palestinian prisoners and going on hunger strike to protest administrative detention by Zionist authorities has recently become a common tactic by Palestinian prisoners.
In February 2013, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concerns about hunger strikes for similarly situated detainees. In June 2012 a UN Special Reporter called on Zionist entity to release two Palestinian detainees who have been on hunger strike for 82 and 58 days to protest their administrative detention. In May 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Zionist entity to try or release more than 1,000 prisoners who had been on hunger strike. Earlier that same month, the so-called 'Zionist Supreme Court' ruled against two detainees who had been on hunger strike in their appeal seeking release from detention.

amsi.com & agencies.

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