NWRG is a group of academics, researchers and media professionals that enquire effects of new kinds of war technologies

letter to Borrel

Brussels, 25 November 2021
Dear High Representative,
As organisations based in Europe, we would like to alert you to the extremely serious situation created by the slander of the State of Israel against six of the most important and internationally renowned Palestinian human rights organisations: Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association,
Al Haq - Law in the service of men, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International – Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees.

Gaza: EU must act to stop the blockade immediately and unconditionally

Gaza’s deepening crisis:
humanitarian, economic and environmental disaster

The Gaza
Strip, 365 square kilometers enclave, has been under a blockade by
Israel since 2007 through land, air and sea. By maintaining the total
control over the land and all aspects of Palestinian life in Gaza,
Israel exercises its most extreme form of occupation there. In this

Abusive Israeli Policies Constitute Crimes of Apartheid, Persecution

Israeli authorities are committing the crimes against humanity of apartheid and
persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The
finding is based on an overarching Israeli government policy to maintain
the domination by Jewish Israelis over Palestinians and grave abuses
committed against Palestinians living in the occupied territory,
including East Jerusalem.

Covid-19 in Israel and Palestine: no to health apartheid

Petition addressed to: Mr Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy

MIddle East report - Health and the body politic

Winter 2020 Issue Editors: Nabil Al-Tikriti, Kevan Harris and Graham Cornwell with Guest Editor Omar Dewachi Health and health care have become increasingly ungoverned over the past few decades, in tandem with a broader breakdown of the body politic.

 

The Dilemmas of Practicing Humanitarian Medicine in Gaza: a testimony

by Osama Tanous

As a Palestinian physician based in Haifa, I had been waiting enthusiastically for the opportunity to help the medical workforce in the Gaza Strip care for their fellow residents living in conditions of utter deprivation.

Disturbing medical findings in warrelated traumatic amputation patients: a clinical descriptive study from Gaza

Objectives
The aim of this study was to explore possible long- term negative health effects of injuries sustained by modern weaponry.

Setting
The study was conducted in Gaza’s main hospital, Al- Shifa Hospital.

 

Long Term Risks to Neonatal Health From Exposure to War

Long Term Risks to Neonatal Health From Exposure to War: 9 Years Long Survey of Reproductive Health and Contamination by Weapon-Delivered Heavy Metals in Gaza, Palestine

PHROC Condemns the Death of Palestinian Sick Prisoner Sami Abu Diyak

EU and Israel - the Case of Complicity

EU research funds have been a very important source of funding for Israeli academics, corporations, and state institutions, among them a number of military companies and those involved in illegal Israeli settlements. Although Israel is not an EU country, since 1995 Israeli applicants have been able to access EU research funds on the same basis as EU member states through the EU- Israel Association Agreement.

Operational Response for Gaza 2019: ongoing health response & 96-hour Contingency Planning

Conflict-related trauma remains a major burden of disease on the health sector in Gaza and since the mass demonstrations by Palestinians began on 30 March 2018, every week there is a growing number of injured people in need of urgent life and limb saving interventions. According to the latest information from the Health Cluster Situation Report issued on the 31st January, 261 people have been killed; and almost 28,000 injured by Israeli security forcesi.

Long term risks of increase in noncommunicable diseases in war aftermath: changes in reproductive health in Gaza and Palestine

Document determinants of reproductive and child health - assess the
changes in time, identify interfering environmental factors, prevent
damage and find remedies

 

Read the document (English)

Read the document (Italian)

 

Reproductive Toxicology

Prevalence of preterm, low birth weight and birth defects increased significantly since 2011 in Gaza, Palestine. No change in known co-factors of reproductive health justified this rise. Two military attacks in 2012 and 2014 introduced novel risk factors for outcomes at birth: contamination by teratogenic and carcinogenic heavy metals weapon- remnants, ongoing impoverishment, and impaired rehabilitation of waste management. It was previously shown that mothers exposed to military attacks had higher metal load than those unexposed and mother’s heavy metals trans- pass placenta.

Fuel and Gazan hospitals: Israeli siege and the politics of permanent emergency

Last August we published a rapid response at bmj.com to publicise the cumulatively devastating effects upon Gaza’s health system of 12 years of Israeli blockade and their strategy of de-development and impoverishment of Gazan society. Israeli restrictions have produced chronic shortages of almost all essential medicines and hospital equipment, of fuel to run hospital generators, the cancellation of all elective surgery (affecting more than 6000 people), hospital closures, and many doctors and staff on reduced or no pay.

 

Will Europe use Israeli drones against refugees?

Europe’s coastal guards are examining whether Israel’s warplanes would be helpful tools in repressing refugees.

In September, the EU’s border management agency Frontex announced
the start of trial flights for drones in Italy, Greece and Portugal.
There was a major omission in the Frontex statement: the type of drones
being tested have been used previously to attack Gaza.

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