Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Jailhouse Shock

Palestinians in Israeli jails are (predictably) unhappy that their noble resistance has not brought them paradise on earth.
A Palestinian researcher specialized in prisoners' affairs accused Israel of practicing a policy of "slow death" on Palestinian prisoners, especially those in the isolation section of Israeli jails.
Maybe they would prefer a "quick death", much like the death from terror attacks the prisoners helped to inflict on Israelis.
Israel continues this policy in order to destroy the core of the human in the Palestinian people...turning him into a sick, depressed, lonely person, they execute him while alive".
As opposed to executing him while dead. But like they say, "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime". Maybe it will give the prisoners time to think about the lives they destroyed and what awaits them in the afterlife (which will be rather hot, where they are going).
He says that there are 13 prisoners in the isolation sections...[of] the Israeli jails.
Only 13?? By the sound of their griping, you'd think there were hundreds. Oh well, just imagine how they'd complain if Israel had the death penalty like the Palestinians have.
He says that the prisoners are forced to stay in a tiny cell
What? That sounds like...prison!
If the prisoner was to share the cell with another, it would be even more tragic, reported Al Khoffash,
Yes, that would be worse than...solitary confinement!!
Most of the isolated prisoners are not allowed visits from their families.
How is a terrorist supposed to receive praise and gifts from their family for bringing honor and fame to it?
The prisoner is allowed out of the cell for one hour in the yard and, he says, that time is not enough for the body to receive the necessary vitamin D from the sun,
But since Vitamin D has been supplemented in so many foods, exposure to sunlight is no longer necessary.
The researcher criticized the quality and quantity of food given to the prisoners saying that it is a very bad quality and that the prisoners are forced to purchase food from the canteen, which burdens more expenses on the family.
At least they have a canteen. Imagine the outcry if there were no such possibility. Look at it this way: the families of the prisoners don't pay for any living expenses (food, housing, medical, etc.) of the prisoners (paid for by Israel) so they actually come out ahead, financially.
Al Khoffash said that the Palestinian prisoners have attempted to resist the brutal Israeli measures and have even gone on hunger strike...
Makes sense: I don't get enough food, so I'll go on hunger strike.
...but he says, whatever forms of resistance the prisoners attempt, the harsh, oppressive practices of the Israeli authorities will continue.
Maybe if one would not resist so much, one might be left alone. Resistance, they should know by now, is not the way to go.

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