Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails in light of the Third Geneva Convention : from jails to prisoner of war camps
Magdalena A. Pulido
Palestine membership in the United Nations : legal and practical implications
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge scholars publishing, 2013
The purpose of the present chapter is to discuss how the situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails could benefit from the establishment of a Palestinian State. The first part discusses Israel's position regarding the non-existence of POW status in relation to the conflict with Palestine. The second part elaborates on the importance of the existence of the State of Palestine for POW status, while addressing possible scenarios in which its existence would provide either for the status and treatment of Palestinian prisoners as POWs, or for the other mechanisms whereby Palestine could protect its nationals imprisoned in Israel.