20th Knesset, First Session, Summer Assembly
The law allows prisoners who go on hunger strikes to be force-fed, with the court`s permission. MK Ahmad Tibi of the Joint Arab List said ”a hunger strike is a non-violent tool used by a person who has decided to achieve a political or legal goal using his body,” and called on doctors to refrain from cooperating ”with this terrible law, which is meant to allow the torture of prisoners.” MK Oren Hazan was removed from the plenary hall after he called out: ”Tibi is taking advantage of his status as an MK to encourage terror against the state”
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During an Education Committee debate on the BDS campaign, with the participation of researchers and university heads, Committee Chairman MK Yakov Margi said ”If the countries of Europe are not driven by universal values and not by humanitarian values – what is motivating them? I have no doubt that this is the old evil anti-Semitism.” MK Hanin Zoabi: ”There is a crime whose name is occupation, and the whole world recognizes it”
| ||The Knesset debates the political and security situation in the context of the negotiations for signing the Oslo Accords (B). MK Haim Dayan: ”The signing of the Oslo agreement is leading us to mass suicide...Arafat is repeatedly preaching to the Palestinians to continue with a long and severe jihad so that a Palestinian child will wave the Palestinian flag over the walls of Jerusalem.” || |
An ancient Jewish settlement, and ancient Christian settlement, burial caves, and more....
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