Their lives hang in the balance. Israel won't release them. Adequate medical care is denied. Heavy pressure is applied. Prisoners are told either resume eating or face extreme harshness for refusing.
PCHR also expressed grave concern for thousands of other mistreated Palestinian prisoners. Israel's gulag assures brutalizing inhumane treatment.
Since 1967, over 700,000 Palestinians experienced it. Over 20% of the population was affected. For males, it's 40%. For women, it's about 10,000. For children around 7,000 were imprisoned since 2000 alone.
No other country comes close to these figures. None calling themselves democracies dare. With the world's largest prison population by far, America comes closest.
Both countries spurn rule of law principles. Both institutionalized prison hell. Both prioritize pain and suffering. Nothing too abusive is avoided.
Palestinians perhaps suffer worst of all. They endure the worst forms of cruel, humiliating and degrading treatment.
Israel spares nothing to inflict torment. Collective punishment is official policy. World leaders able to enforce accountability do nothing. Palestinian suffering continues. It's unabated out of sight and mind.
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