Join the most important conference in the Jewish world
Ban Ki-moon: Reports of Palestinian hunger strikers concerning
ByREUTERS
June 7, 2014 02:51
UN Secretary-General reiterates position that detainees in Israel's prisons should be charged or released without delay.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening of the UN General Assembly, Sept. 24, 2013.

Ban Ki-moon at the UNGA 2013 370. (photo credit:REUTERS)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concerns on Friday about the worsening health of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli detention and demanded that they either be formally charged or released immediately.

Several dozen Palestinians on hunger strike, protesting Israel's use of administrative detention to keep them behind bars, have been taken to hospital.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


"The Secretary-General is concerned about reports regarding the deteriorating health of Palestinian administrative detainees who have been on hunger strike for over a month," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

"He reiterates his long-standing position that administrative detainees should be charged or released without delay," he said.

Israel's Prisons Service said 65 Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners were in hospitals, though none was in critical condition and all were conscious. The Palestinians put the number of prisoners who had required hospital care at 78.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • United Nations
  • ban ki-moon
  • pro palestinian groups
  • Prev Article
    Jordanian UN ambassador to head human rights council
    Human Rights Council
    Ukrainian businessman, politician and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko smiles as he speaks to
    Ukraine's Poroshenko is sworn in as president
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Geert Wilders
    February 15, 2017
    Anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in Dutch elections

    By REUTERS

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 5 - 18
      Beer Sheva
      10 - 18
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 5 - 15
      Jerusalem
      8 - 17
      Haifa
    • 9 - 23
      Elat
      7 - 21
      Tiberias