Israel’s Supreme Court permits force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes

The Israeli Supreme Court on Sunday turned down several appeals against the country's law permitting force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes if their lives are in danger. In its ruling, the court said it rejected the appeals because the law puts priority on the principle of the sanctity of life. The Israeli Medical Association has forbidden its members from force-feeding any prisoner on a hunger strike as long as that person is conscious and refuses to eat.  

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