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August 25, 2004
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Hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners who fall ill will not be treated in Israel’s hospitals. “I am not prepared for the lives of patients and medical teams in our hospitals to be endangered by admitting these murderers,” Health Minister Danny Naveh told Army Radio on Tuesday, referring to 2,800 Palestinian security prisoners now in the second week of a hunger strike for better conditions. Israel has refused to negotiate with the inmates, saying they are seeking concessions that will allow them to communicate with terrorist groups on the outside.

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