Another contravention of International Law, israel stops providing medication for prisoners

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Israeli Prison Service to Stop Providing Medication for Detainees

Minister of detainees and ex-detainees affairs committee, Issa Qaraqe, says that the Israeli prison administration has decided to stop providing Palestinian prisoners with medication, under the pretext of an allegedly insufficient budget.

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Qaraqe told WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency that prison service informed detainees that they have to buy their medicine from their private funds.

Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) provides that, “Prisoners must be administered proper medical care, at the expense of the detaining State and a monthly follow-up examination must be made of each detainee’s state of health. It is incumbent on the detaining State to provide the prisoners with sufficient food, drink and clothing,” reported the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Article 10 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) requires treating “All persons deprived of…

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