Official PA paper: Israel “poisoning” prisoners?

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Roee Nahmias

In bid to increase Palestinian public pressure, official newspaper for Palestinian Authority reports of ‘medical experiments’ being conducted by Israel on Arab, Palestinian prisoners. ‘The Israeli occupation is killing prisoners through slow deaths,’ claims director general of prisoner affairs center at Al-Quds University

Incitement in the Palestinian media is far from rare, but with Israel on the cusp of a prisoner exchange deal with Hizbullah and the fate of a similar deal for Palestinian prisoners still far from being finalized – the Palestinian Authority’s official newspaper is trying to ratchet up the pressure.

In a series of reports published in the ‘al-Hayat al-Jadida’ newspaper Israel is accused of poisoning Palestinian prisoners in its custody and conducting “medical experiments’ on them.


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3 thoughts on “Official PA paper: Israel “poisoning” prisoners?

  1. Hi Erin, well, I usually take the headline from the article and it does specifically say it’s coming from a PA paper, not sure what headline to change it to. Any ideas?

    I do think the story is serious and we need to know more about how prisoners are being treated in Israeli prisons.

  2. Oh, Lo, the headline makes it sound like this is an official story worthy of taking seriously. Even its author calls the allegation an act of “incitement” and the remainder of the piece makes plain that the same tired old lies turn up periodically. No evidence whatever is offered.

    I hate to see a headline like this here, since many people read only headlines. Would you consider changing it?


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