'Israel injects Palestinian prisoners with dangerous viruses'
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:35AM
Saqa also said many of the prisoners are suffering from mysteriously incurable diseases such as bladder cancer and liver disorders.The Israeli regime injects Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails with “dangerous viruses” before releasing them, a report says. “A Palestinian released from Israeli jails, Rania Saqa, has brought to light that the Israeli regime injected detainees that are out of prisons with dangerous viruses,” Russian daily Komsomolskaya Pravda wrote on Friday. Saqa also said many of the prisoners are suffering from mysteriously incurable diseases such as bladder cancer and liver disorders. She said it is a standard procedure for Israelis to inject Palestinian detainees before freeing them. “Most former inmates die after being released from Israeli jails,” the newspaper wrote. Palestinian prisoners are calling on international organizations to take urgent action to stop this. A rights organization has accused Israel of using Palestinian prisoners to test new drugs. The International Solidarity for Human Rights Institute said such conduct blatantly contradicts moral and medical principles. According to human rights group B'Tselem, more than 4,700 Palestinian prisoners, including about 170 administrative detainees, are currently being held in Israeli prisons. Administrative detention is a sort of imprisonment without trial or charge that allows Israel to incarcerate Palestinians for up to six months. The detention order can be renewed for indefinite periods of time. GJH/MHB