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A study of the relationship between the exposure of pregnant women to military attacks and heavy metal contaminants in newborns

Metal contamination of humans in war areas has rarely been investigated. Weaponry’s heavy metals become environmentally stable war remnants and accumulate in living things.

 

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First Global Congress in Conflict Medicine

Long term risks of increase in NCD in war aftermath: changes in reproductive health in Gaza, Palestine, factors involved, and legacies.

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Call to support the health of infants in Gaza, Palestine

Call to support the health of infants in Gaza, Palestine
After the 2014 war in Gaza, the number of newborns with serious health conditions has increased dramatically.
In mid-2016, 14% of infants had a 40% chance of dying within a month after birth.
A sharp increase in births before term or too small babies, and of babies with birth defects cause this strong increase in neonatal mortality, estimated at about 2000-2500 babies per year more than in the past.
The deterioration of the neonatal health can be stopped or at least reduced.

Gaza, alert by doctors and scientist accounting, by scientific research, for "unseen victims"

Long term effects of weapon use and of war remnants in Gaza

The modern wars do not stop at the closing of the hostilities but leave some environmentally stable contaminants, that accumulate in living and affect the health of the civilian population, always targeted, for years afterwards.  How many years, we do not yet know.

Hands Off The Lancet

RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO REED ELSEVIER, PUBLISHERS OF THE LANCET, BY PROFESSOR SIR MARK PEPYS AND 395 COLLEAGUES

 

In this public response to the smear campaign and personal attacks on Richard Horton, The Lancet Editor-in-Chief, Lancet Complaint to Reed Elsevier, we assert:-

Operation Protective Edge

For  children  living  in  the  Gaza  Strip,  2014  was  a  year  that  brought  violence,  fear,  and  loss.  The  Israeli   military  offensive  that  lasted  50  days  between  July  8  and  August  26,  dubbed  Operation  Protective  Edge,   killed  547  Palestinian  children,  535  of  them  as  a  direct  result  of  Israeli  attacks.1  Another  3,374  children   suffered  injuries  in  attacks,  including  over  1,000  children  whose  wounds  rendered  them  permanently   disabled. 

 

CHARTING A NEW COURSE Overcoming the stalemate in Gaza

In 2014, after unprecedented destruction and suffering in Gaza, international donors pledged $3.5bn and a change in approach. Six months later, reconstruction and recovery have barely begun, there has been no accountability for violations of international law, and Gaza remains cut off from the West Bank.  This paper outlines an achievable course of action to address the root causes of the recurrent conflict and put international engagement with Gaza on the right course.

RIPE FOR ABUSE, Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinian children work on Israeli settlement farms in the occupied West Bank, the majority located in the Jordan Valley. This report documents rights abuses against Palestinian children as young as 11 years old, who earn around US $19 for a full day working in the settlement agricultural industry. Many drop out of school and work in conditions that can be hazardous due to pesticides, dangerous equipment, and extreme heat.   

Black Flag:   The legal and moral implications of the policy of attacking residential buildings in  the Gaza Strip, summer 2014 

Early on the afternoon of  8 July 2014, the first day of the fighting in the Gaza Strip last summer, a  person speaking on behalf of the Israeli military phoned one of the apartments in the home of the  Kaware’ family, in Khan Yunis. He told residents that the military was planning to destroy the building  and that they must immediately evacuate it. More than an hour later, a warning missile was launched at  the roof. The families left the building, but dozens of local residents continued to gather in 

Under fire: Israel’s artillery policies scrutinised

The language of conflict has changed enormously. Today, engagements are often fought and justified through a public mandate to protect civilians.  And yet the weapons used, and the way they are used, far too often pose a great danger to those civilians.
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas puts civilians at grave risk of death and injury, as AOAV has documented over several years


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