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Red Cross, UN appeal for Palestinian hunger strikers
Published: 08.05.12, 19:22
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1. Leave them alone. They are in SELF destruct mode.
Harry Wright ,   UK   (05.08.12)
Respect their wishes and leave them alone.
2. Yeah, right
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.08.12)
An Arab prisoner deliberately launches himself on a hunger strike, and then the Red Cross and other evil-doers (where were they for Gilad Shalit?) insist that they be hospitalized, and even freed (!) because of their poor health. NEWSFLASH! Don't stop eating, and your health will not be compromised. This has now gone from the ridiculous to the sublime. With all the carnage going on in the world, with all the children dying of starvation and disease on a daily basis, doesn't the United Nations have anything better to do? Shamdasani, eh? Say -- isn't that an Iranian name? It seems to me that a good place to start on investigating human rights abuses might be a lot closer to home for her.
3. Choice and Human Dignity
Elan ,   Tel Aviv   (05.08.12)
'it is essential that their choice be respected and their human dignity preserved' Really? Of all the stupid things I ever heard this one takes the cake. No one is starving these prisoners. If they choose to starve themselves, we are most definitely "respecting their choice" and preserving their "human dignity" (what dignity do terrorists have - the right to murder). They don't need a hospital. Leave them a pita and a can of chumus. If they "choose" to eat, they can. If they don't want to eat, let them starve. Our "specialized medical and nursing care,” is for their victims, not for them. And by the way, since when is a lack of visitors an infringement of human rights, dignity et al? The UN (& a lot of other people ) are sick sick sick.
4. The Red Cross and the UN ...humanitarian???? where??? when??
EST ,   Miami USA   (05.08.12)
Not when Gilad Shalit rot for years!!!and through no fasult of his own ...yet these savages try to force Israel through anti-Semitic organizations to free them - when they are murderers, criminals, etc., etc. Let them rot ...if they do, it is due SOLELY to their actions....
5. The Geneva Convention
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.08.12)
... does not apply to terrorists. As to threats of a "violent backlash" by the ersatz "Palestinians," bring it on. Because they did oh-so-well in two intifadas, right? (Snicker.) Moreover, it is not Israel's fault if someone who is in prison chooses to starve himself to death. Israel will not succumb to terrorist and criminal blackmail. The hunger strikers are exercising free will, in the hopes that they can manipulate the Israeli government into caving into the whims of these common criminals and terrorists. That's just not going to happen -- or should not, at any rate. If they want to die, let them. Israel does not have an affirmative duty to feed them if they do not wish to eat. Personally, I question whether Israel should even hospitalize the weakest of them. Their physical deterioration has been brought about by their actions. Why shouldn't they suffer the consequences? Besides, it won't take more than one or two deaths. As soon as they realize that Israel will not be moved, the result will be the same as was in Northern Ireland. Criminals are not interested in dying, and terrorists invariably wish to murder innocents, not actually die themselves. They love themselves far too much.
6. Israel meets all humanitarian laws, all international laws,
Adam Smith   (05.08.12)
and all local laws regarding the prisoners held in Israeli prisons. Therefore, the Red Cross and the UN should demand of the Arabs being held in Israeli prisons and their supporters to cease their hunger strike and not expect Israel to do beyond what it does. But, we have learned of course that these international organizations would never have ANY interest in standing by Israel.
7. Hunger Strikers Deserve NOTHING
Dan ,   Florida - Tel Aviv   (05.08.12)
When Gilad Shalit was held hostage he was not allowed to see family or friends,. The Palestinian prisoners have been treated with infinitely more dignity & respect than they deserve or have given. If they choose to kill themselves so as to become homicidal maniacs raping 72 black eyed pious virgins in paradise, so be it.
8. I anxiously await their death
Jordan Ispalestine ,   Los Angeles, CA   (05.08.12)
Everyone will get what they want: the hunger strikers will receive the death they desire, the Palies will have an excuse to launch a 3rd intifada and Israel will have the justification it needs to enter Gaza and obliterate Hamas.
9. PLO, resuscitate our deaths!
Yossef   (05.08.12)
10. U.N. appeal for Palestinian hunger strikers
méfaresh01   (05.08.12)
Well, I really can't remember of such a turmoil amongst "humanitarian staff" when an israeli soldier ( french-israeli) was kidnapped on israeli territory by a terrorist organization and kept prisoner during 5 years without even a visit of a redcross representative or doctor.... As far as one can check, food is very correct in israelis prisons, and it's even hallal for muslim detainees....
11. Such Bullshit Who Was Advocating For
Gilad Shalit When Was Held For 5 years in That Shit hole gaza!!! Hey red cross Go Pound Sand You Scum Bags. If these arabs want to starve to death for their 72 vigins I'm not stopping them and No one else should either! Insallah you sand flea's
12. Sarah B # 2
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (05.08.12)
On an earlier thread you told Solomon that using Hebrew would be lost on me. Sadly that is correct. You referred to me as a "Rightous Gentile" ( thank you ). I was raised a Gentile and live as a Gentile but my mothers mother and all her family were Jewish. As a child I was not aware of that but strongly suspected it as I got older. In fact her son hates Jews and doesn't know that he is one which is both sad and funny at the same time. You probably wouldn't consider me Jewish at all but the best part of me is Jewish. My attitude towards the Jews has always been the same even before I knew the history of my mothers family.
13. #7
Jim ,   UK   (05.08.12)
is that Shalit released or not. If he is STF up. You have got enough hasbarat mileage out of it.
14. Human dignity: If they want to starve - let them starve.....
Let them die ,   UN, RC too!!!   (05.08.12)
Why should Israel pay more for special medical care for these terrorists becuae they have pulled this stupidity? They had food. Israel never denied them food. And where are the Red Cross and UN when Israeli's are the prisoners? They are absolutely silent. Israel needs to show all of them that blackmail and terror doesn't have benefits. NONE.
15. # 13
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (05.08.12)
He may be released but the memory isn't and shouldn't die anytime soon. Dan doesn't need some stuffed shirt telling him what to do. If your a big boy you can choose to read his posts or not. If your a baby you can keep crying and telling people on this board to shut up. We'll understand.
16. hungry prisoners don't need
Simon ,   Soledad, USA   (05.08.12)
Hungry prisoners don't need medical treatment. They need nutritious food. Which Israel is providing and they are declining. So what can Israel do? My suggestion: Half Israel should force feed. Half Israel should let die. And then mock the hypocrisy when people criticized from both ends. One thing Israel can not do is give in to a single demand. These inmates will not run the asylum. These prisoners murderous behavior landed them in prison, and now they have lost their freedom. No visits from hostile Gaza. No college education. Yes isolation for those who warrant such treatment.
17. They are Blackmailing their Sentences !
Roland Seener ,   London England   (05.08.12)
18. To: Eaglebeak at No. 12
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (05.08.12)
If your mother was Jewish, so are you. You may not be a practicing Jew, but I do consider you a Jew, now that I know about your mother.
19. There's no need for "specialist medical and nursing care"
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (05.08.12)
All these guys need to recover is a plate of pita and hummus, which they're refusing. The IPS needs to "man up" and, like Margaret Thatcher faced with IRA prisoners similarly striking, say "If they don't want to eat, that's their choice." It's when Israel caves to such emotional blackmail that they telegraph their weakness, something the enemy recognizes and exploits. If they want martyrs, let them have martyrs. If Israel properly deals with the reaction, there will be fewer hunger strikers in the future, not more.
20. freedom
paulo ,   Brasil   (05.08.12)
This is called freedom not to eat. That's all. This must be respected.
21. Their Right To Die...UN Said So.
ACortez ,   Anaheim, CA, USA   (05.08.12)
They can refuse food and die if they so choose so why is everybody crying. Israel should tell the UN to F**K Off and tell the pals that they will not be in jail if they don't plan or get caught in terrorist acts. That C***T at the UN has some big brass B**LS to keep running her mouth. Maybe the UN should address the terrorist activities of the pals. Let every last prisoner die if that is what they want to do.
22. Eaglebeak.
Birdi ,   Israel   (05.08.12)
Welcome to you Eagle, your mother's mother was Jewish,which makes you Jewish whether you practise the Jewish religion or not.
23. Hunger strikes are a contradiction
Yair   (05.08.12)
Willingly hurting yourself so people will feel sympathy toward your supposed bad treatment. It elicits no sympathy from me even when done for a good cause, which this is not.
24. Palestinian prisoners
O.N. ,   Norway   (05.08.12)
The world would actually be a better place without these prisoners!
25. Gilad Shalit is all that needs to be said
GZLives   (05.08.12)
26. Let them die...
marat ,   ottawa, canada   (05.08.12)
It is a Huge Honor for Muslims to kills "INFIDELS" IN GENERAL and it would be a pity if they did not have the right to kill themselves in prison and thereby obtain the Status of "Martyr." Its a big deal for them. Basically, Israel, do them a favor and let them become "martyrs." Then they can dance and have parties celebrating their heroes.
27. red cross
john   (05.08.12)
mind your own bloody business and go to hell. arab prisoners have 5 star treatment.
28. Thank you Birdi and Sarah
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (05.08.12)
My Grandmother was a wonderful woman as is my mom. They are special as are the Jewish people. I wish more people would see that.
29. #12 Eaglebeak Sarah B May Correct
Me if I'm wrong but since the Destruction of the 2nd Temple (Solomon's) Temple to be exact, if your mother is Jewish You Are A Jew, not to strange or perverted, but if you were circumcised on the 8th day after your birth this might solidified the deal I'm not sure if this is the case. If it is Mozel Tov boychick! ברוך שם הא
30. hunger strike
spookey ,   birmingham uk   (05.08.12)
are well they will win slimmer of the year contest
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