theintelhub | June 23 2012
Israel’s agreements aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
Rogue states don’t deal. They demand. They lie. They cheat. They betray. They’re intolerant of justice and other democratic values.
On May 14, Egyptian and Palestinian representatives said Israel accepted prisoner demands in exchange for ending weeks of hunger striking.
- Israel would make specific accusations or release administrative detainees when their terms expired.
- Solitary confinement would end within 72 hours. All detainees were included.
- Family visit bans would end. The punitive Shalit Law imposing them would be revoked.
- Overall draconian prison conditions would improve. Details were lacking. So were assurances that deal terms would hold.
Straightaway they were violated. Administrative detentions were extended. Solitary confinement continues. So do torture and other abuses.
Gazan detainees were transferred to where family members can’t visit. Gulag conditions remain draconian.