I'm afraid you've been reading too many comics Rob. The Palestinian prisoners in Israel have Red Cross visits, family visits, conjugal rights, medical care and can get an education if they so wish. Samir Kuntar, the triple murderer from Lebanon, got a university degree while serving his prison sentence in Israel. Studying is available to any prisoner who desires it.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
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