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Doctors object to bill that would allow force feeding of hunger striking prisoners

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4565 (Published 16 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4565
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

The Israeli Medical Association has voiced its strong opposition to a bill being prepared by the country’s justice ministry that, with a court’s permission, would allow force feeding of hunger striking security prisoners.

Leonid Eidelman, the association’s chairman, quoted the World Medical Association’s 1991 Malta Declaration and the statement by Boston University School of Health bioethicist George Annas, published in the New …

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