UN 'closely monitoring' terrorist hunger strike

T. Belman. The UN will have a lot to say over the self inflicted harm by these prisoners yet nothing much to say about the state induced harm to prisoners in Islamic jails. Treatment of political prisoners in Iran and S. Arabia.

UN says it’s following the developments in the hunger strike by more than 1,000 terrorists in Israeli prisons.

Barghouti put in solitary confinement in another prison

By Ben Ariel, INN
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The United Nations on Tuesday said it was following closely the hunger strike by more than 1,000 terrorists in Israeli prisons.

“We are obviously aware of the situation and following the developments closely,” said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, according to AFP.

The terrorist prisoners, led by archterrorist Marwan Barghouti, launched the hunger strike on Monday to press for demands such as better medical services and access to telephones.

Dujarric noted clashes that have taken place in Judea and Samaria in support of the hunger strikers, adding, “We call on all parties to exercise maximum restraint.”

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed that authorities would not negotiate with the prisoners and said Barghouti had been placed in solitary confinement in another prison.

Dujarric said that “as a matter of principle, wherever it may be, we always call for prisoners to be treated in a humane way.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman addressed the hunger strike, calling for Israel to adopt the approach of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Thatcher had taken a firm stance against hunger strikes and had not given in to the demands of hunger striking prisoners, even after some of them had died.

Jailed terrorists have often used hunger strikes as a pressure tactic aimed at forcing Israel to improve the conditions of their imprisonment or release them out of fear for their lives. Israel has several times in the past caved to the pressure and released some hunger strikers.

Some 1,550 Palestinian Arabs imprisoned in Israel ended a hunger strike in May 2012, in exchange for a package of measures which would allow visits from relatives in Gaza and the transfer of detainees out of solitary confinement.

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  1. Explosives hidden in tubes labelled “medical materials.”

    “Better access to medical services for terrorists?” They can’t have it both ways. If they demand recognition as a state, they must be held accountable as a state and not be treated as though they are merely individual criminals or members of terrorist organizations, much less political activists. If they are a state. This is a war crime. This is an act of war. If they are not a state, then the only legitimate state, the Jewish State, must take charge and take them out. But where is the international tribunal that will call these monsters into the dock?:

    “Thursday, April 20, 2017
    Hospital Visitors Primed with Explosives
    This morning (Wednesday, 19 April 2017), at Erez Crossing, Israeli security inspectors seized explosives used in the production of IEDs. (improvised explosive devices)

    The explosives were hidden in tubes labelled “medical materials.”

    The tubes were found during a security inspection, at the crossing, of the tools of two sisters, residents of the Gaza Strip, and were dealt with by Israel Police sappers.

    The sisters’ entry into Israel had been approved in order that one could receive treatment for the cancer from which she suffers.

    A preliminary investigation revealed that the explosives were sent by Hamas. It is believed that they were to be used in Hamas terrorist attacks in the near future.

    The foregoing attests to the ongoing efforts by terrorist organizations based in the Gaza Strip, especially Hamas, to exploit Israel’s humanitarian initiatives and the medical assistance that it provides to residents of the Gaza Strip, in order to perpetrate attacks in Israel.

    The investigation of the two sisters is continuing.

    Security inspectors at the Erez Crossing were commended for thwarting the smuggling of explosives into Israel. A spokesman said “To our regret, it has been proven again that Gaza Strip-based terrorists are continuing their efforts to exploit the humanitarian channel in order to carry out attacks in Israel. The security inspectors acted exactly as expected, with exemplary professionalism.” “


    “To our regret?” That’s their response? Are you kidding me?

    This abdication of responsibility by the state is why responsible individuals who can’t just look the other way like Sergeant Azaria and the late, lamented Dr. Baruch Goldstein are really faced with no choice but to act to save Jewish lives and sacrifice themselves nobly in the process.