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Israeli law will stop Palestinian prisoners from meeting their lawyers for a year

The Israeli government’s Legislation Committee has approved a new law that will place further restrictions on Palestinian prisoners and prevent them from meeting their lawyers for a whole year. Parliamentary sources said that an amendment to the draft law which would give the courts the power to prevent meetings between Palestinian prisoners and their attorneys for one year has been ratified; the current law allows a court to prevent such a meeting for three weeks. Israel’s Minister of Internal Security, Yitzhak Aheronovic, is behind the amendment.

Israel currently holds more than 6,700 Palestinian prisoners in its jails; some have been held for more than 25 years.


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