Threat : Palestinian political prisoners in Israel

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Full title: Threat : Palestinian political prisoners in Israel / edited by Abeer Baker and Anat Matar.
Other authors: Baker, Abeer.
Matar, Anat, 1956-
Format: Book           

Summary: Palestinian prisoners charged with security-related offences are immediately taken as a threat to Israel's security. They are seen as potential, if not actual, suicide bombers. This stereotype ignores the political nature of the Palestinian prisoners' actions and their desire for liberty. By highlighting the various images of Palestinian prisoners in the Israel-Palestine conflict, Abeer Baker and Anat Matar chart their changing fortunes. Essays written by prisoners, ex-prisoners, Human rights defenders, lawyers and academic researchers analyze the political nature of imprisonment and Israeli attitudes towards Palestinian prisoners. These contributions deal with the prisoners' status within Palestinian society, the conditions of their imprisonment and various legal procedures used by the Israeli military courts in order to criminalize and de-politicize them. Also addressed are Israel's breaches of international treaties in its treatment of the Palestinian prisoners, practices of torture and solitary confinement, exchange deals and prospects for release.
Other authors: Baker, Abeer., Matar, Anat, 1956-
Language: English
Published: London : Pluto Press, 2011.
Classmark: QJ365.45 /741379
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780745330204
9780745330211 (hbk.)
0745330215 (hbk.)