By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Published on Il Manifesto on 8 August 2006
Abstract: By now there are countless reports, from hospitals, witnesses, armament experts and journalists that strongly suggest that in the present offensive of Israeli forces against Lebanon and Gaza 'new weapons' are being used.
Abstract: White phosphorus results in painful chemical burn injuries. The resultant burn typically appears as a necrotic area with a yellowish colour and characteristic garlic like odour. White phosphorus is highly lipid soluble and as such, is believed to have rapid dermal penetration once particles are embedded under the skin. Few studies have investigated the degree of tissue destruction associated with white phosphorus injuries. In the experimental animal model, most tissue destruction appears to be secondary to the heat generated by oxidation.
By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. circulated in August 2006.
Abstract: Dear Doctors, I write on behalf of a group of independent scientists who would like to offer their support in investigating the allegation of use of weapons of mass destruction by Israel in the war to Lebanon and in Gaza. Below our first call and the considerations on which we base our work.
I contact you directly with our questions.
Open letter to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Published on 23 Maj 2007.
Evidence of Enriched Uranium in guided weapons employed by the Israeli Military in Lebanon in July 2006 - Preliminary Note.
Published on 20 October 2006
Esteemed expert and whistleblower highlights US sale of GBU 28 weapons.
By Paul Joseph Watson
Abstract: Esteemed depleted uranium expert Dr. Doug Rokke is pointing the finger at Israel for using deadly and illegal depleted uranium munitions against the Lebanese people which were sold to them by the U.S. government - and calls for an immediate halt to the practice.
Published on The Lancet, Vol 368, October 21, 2006.
By Gilbert Burnham, Riyadh Lafta, Shannon Doocy and Les Roberts
Background An excess mortality of nearly 100 000 deaths was reported in Iraq for the period March, 2003–September, 2004, attributed to the invasion of Iraq. Our aim was to update this estimate.
Published by Laka foundation in May 1999
In the course of the preparations for the Hague Appeal for Peace '99 conference, Laka decided to make a brochure about the use of depleted uranium in conventional weaponry and its consequences. The idea was born because of the short time reserved during the session for the presentation of all details about depleted uranium (DU). Although the word "depleted uranium" may suggest no harmful impact from radiation, this brochure will clarify the real radiotoxic (and chemotoxic) properties of DU.
Published on October 2006 on the newsletter of Campaign Against Depleted Uraium (Cadu).
During and after the 33-day war in Lebanon it was rumoured that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) were using DU anti-tank shells or other DU munitions. Much attention was focused on an article by Mohammed Zaatari in the Daily Star (August 21, 2006) in which nuclear physicist Dr. Ali Kobeissi, a member of the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research said that a crater caused by an Israeli munition in Khiam contained “a high degree of unidentified radioactive materials.”
By Dai Williams, independent researcher Eos, Surrey, UK. Published on September 2006.
Published on September 1999.
Depleted Uranium: Far Worse Than 9/11. Published on 3 May 2006
Abstract: In 1979, depleted uranium (DU) particles escaped from the National Lead Industries factory near Albany, N.Y.,which was manufacturing DU weapons for the U.S military. The particles traveled 26 miles and were discovered in a laboratory filter by Dr. Leonard Dietz, a nuclear physicist. This discovery led to a shut down of the factory in 1980, for releasing morethan 0.85 pounds of DU dust into the atmosphere every month, and involved a cleanup of contaminated properties costing over 100 million dollars.
Published on Swiss Federal Institute of Technology website on 20 October 2007.
Abstract: As a growing number of Italian soldiers who served in the Balkans meet their death due to serious illness, the specter of 'Balkan Syndrome' and the effects of depleted uranium are again in the spotlight.
Report of the Italian parliamentary committee of inquiry on the deaths and serious illnesses that have struck the Italian military personnel employed in international peacekeeping missions on the conditions on the conservation and use of depleted uranium in military exercises on national territory. Published on 1 March 2006.
Second report of the committee established by the Minister of Defence on the incidence of malignant neoplasms among the military personnel used in Bosnia and Kosovo. Published on 28 Maj 2001.
Original title: "Seconda relazione della commissione istituita dal ministro della Difesa sull’incidenza di neoplasie maligne tra i militari impiegati in Bosnia e Kossovo".