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Palestinian man shackled in Jerusalem hospital

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7108.563n (Published 06 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:563
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    A Palestinian man belonging to the radical organisation Hamas and awaiting trial for acts of terrorism has been shackled to his hospital bed while receiving treatment. The incident has been criticised by human rights organisations and the Israel Medical Association.

    Managers at the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem said that, although they were against shackling patients, it had not jeopardised the man's treatment in any way. The 23 year old man, Bassem Ali, from …

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