The “Cat and Mouse” Problem of Hunger Strikes in Prison

Israel has a dilemma. Is it better when confronted with hunger-striking “activists” belonging to terror groups to let them starve themselves to death or not to let them starve themselves to death, even if it means feeding them by force.

In Britain, for instance, decisions about force-feeding in prisons have in general been governed by legislation that relates to the medical profession — and in particular those laws which pertain to mental health and mental incapacity — as well as being influenced by considerations linked to the criminalisation of aiding and abetting suicide.

  • Dana Garcia

    What’s wrong with letting jihadists starve to death? Win, win. It makes allah happy to have more dead bodies, and the prison gets to look serious.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Plus, they may wanna look slim for their virgins.

  • Hard Little Machine

    they can’t be any more heroic martyr murderers to their idiot people than they already are. let them perish.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Help them out.
      Give them access to any and all poisons they wish to ingest.

  • DD_Austin

    You can lead a horse to water…

    and that’s where your responsibility ends

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Said Winston Churchill during one of Mahatma Gandhi’s many fasts: “Why hasn’t he died yet?”

    • Justin St.Denis

      As I recall, most of Ghandi’s fasts were largely theatrical, rather like native Canadian Chiefs who rip off their tribes.

  • Shebel

    I dunno—more food for me.

  • G

    Force feed them pork products

    • Justin St.Denis

      Vanilla and pork pudding
      Steak and pork pie
      Beef & pork chimichangas
      Pork fried rice
      Pork and onion dumplings
      Pork ice cream
      Maple-smoked bacon
      Bacon-wrapped salmon fillets
      Pork amandine
      Porc au feu
      Pork rinds
      Pork pate
      Pork-fried chicken
      Pork flambé
      Roast pork
      PigSty Pie (like Shepherd’s Pie, but made with ground pork!)

      I would LOVE to design the menu for the prison’s jihadi wing.

      • G

        Oooo pig out! 😀

  • Alain

    Israel continues making two serious mistakes. The first and most serious is rejecting the take no prisoners approach with these barbarians, and the second is not letting nature take its course if they go on a hunger strike. Actually for the second one, it is all geared to making more anti-Israel publicity. I doubt a single one of them using this threat would follow it to the end.

    • Shebel

      But—it sure would be nice to find out.

  • Shebel

    If I was Black and had a prisoner that said he would starve himself to death unless -I let him go Free—
    What would I do?

    • Justin St.Denis

      Many transracial people are confronted with this same dilemma. Rachel Dolezal might be of some guidance on this thorny issue.