A Palestinian girl lights candles during a protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, in Gaza City June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Israel's parliament has given initial approval to a law to enable the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike, drawing defiance from activists who said on Tuesday it would not deter the inmates.Legislation that would permit authorities to seek a court order to force medical treatment on prisoners whose health was at serious risk on Monday passed the first of four votes needed to become law.The measure, which is opposed by the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) that represents most Israeli doctors, is backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. Israel holds about 5,000 Palestinian prisoners in its jails.
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