The situation in Gaza is very bleak today and if the trend of destruction and debilitated infrastructure continue, living conditions there will be subhuman in about five years, says Mahmoud Elkhafif, UNCTAD's special coordinator for assistance to the Palestinian people.
The Israeli High Court is a disgrace to international law as it only intervenes when a case begins to look really bad internationally as happened with a Palestinian detainee, who was on a hunger strike for 65 days, political analyst Norman Finkelstein told RT.
Ashkelon is bracing itself for more protests on Monday outside the hospital where Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allan, hunger striking for over two months, is being kept. Israel’s High Court is expected to meet to decide if Allan should be released.
Holding detainees in prison indefinitely without charge, without letting them see a lawyer, is a criminal practice by the Israeli military and if Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed Allan dies it is impossible to predict what the response will be from the Palestinians, says Richard Becker from the ANSWER Coalition.