Gov't approves 'Schalit law' denying Hamas prisoners visits

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May 23, 2010 17:11

 
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The “Schalit law” severely limiting the visitation rights of Hamas prisoners in Israeli jails was approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation .

Under the proposed law, colloquially referred to as the “Schalit law”, the conditions under which Hamas prisoners are held will be made more strict. A central restriction being they will be denied all visits, except by legal counsel and representatives of the International Red Cross organization.

MK Danny Danon, who proposed the bill, said that Hamas prisoners’ “party” in Israeli prisons was over and the legislation would deliver a clear message to Hamas leadership that the VIP treatment was coming to an end.

The proposal comes up for an initial vote in the Knesset on Wednesday.

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