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    • 27.12.10 | 12:28 (IST)

    Punishment is a difficult philosophical problem. In most countries, Israel included, it is merely a synonym for revenge. The whole Middle East has an atmosphere of revenge, in fact and Israel has, wittingly or unwittingly, picked up on it - like many local traits. That is why foreigners so often claim Israel is a third world country. Is prison supposed to be a form of atonement, or education, or to protect the public from lawbreakers? If the former, how can it be just when political, financial, and other considerations are always used? If education - I don't see a system in place to educate. If the latter, why are they ever released? On the other hand, some crimes are so horrific that no amount of incarceration could atone or educate. Does that sort of prisoner forfeit his human rights? The These questions are never asked and never answered, hence the report.

    from the article: Groundbreaking report details Israel's inhumane conditions for isolated prisoners
    First published 02:38 27.12.10 | Last updated 02:38 27.12.10
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