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Force-feeding is physical torture, top doctor says


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 By The Times of Israel: 20 August, 2015 – Photo: Force-feeding kit from Guantanamo Bay (Credits: DOD)

Force-feeding hunger-striking prisoners is a form of torture, Israel Medical Association chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman stated Thursday. He was responding to criticism leveled at him by Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan following Wednesday’s High Court decision to suspend Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed Allaan’s status as an administrative detainee. Speaking with Israel Radio, Eidelman stressed that medical considerations must not be influenced by politics, and accused Erdan of attempting to use the issue for narrow political purposes.

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