Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the continued force-feeding of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners being held in administrative detention.
The Israel Medical Association had made an appeal to the court over the legislation which was initially passed in July last year, after doctors complained of political pressure.
On Sunday, the court ruled that the legislation is legal “under Israeli law and international law.”
A large number of Palestinian prisoners, being held under Israel’s controversial administrative detention law, have been staging hunger strikes.
According to the policy, Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli detention facilities without trial or charge for renewable six-month periods.
There are reportedly more than 7,500 Palestinians held at Israeli jails. Some 700 of these inmates have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of the administrative detention. Some Palestinian prisoners have been held under the administrative detention for up to eleven years.