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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

Fragmented Lives - Humanitarian Overview 2014

The impact of the 50-day Israeli aggression on Gaza's children

Background: The UN has estimated that Israel’s attack on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August 2014 resulted in the deaths of 2204 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and thousands left with permanent disabilities.  

Independent Medical Fact-Checking Finding Mission

"There
was a call for help in a house which had been randomly shelled at
Mujama’a St, East Gaza City. It was nearly 01:00 on the last day of
Ramadan. The house was in complete chaos when the team arrived. There
was dense smoke everywhere and a very bad smell which hardly allowed
them to breathe. I got the stretcher and the flashlight and entered the
building, where I immediately saw a badly injured woman under the
staircase. I took her to the ambulance and went back to the house. We
managed to fit 3-6 people into the second ambulance…. What shocked me

Changes in newborn congenital diseases in Gaza under attacks

Summary of findings from Surgery, Maternity and Pediatric Hospitals

Rebuilding Gaza and the need to assess the toxic remnants of war

The people of Gaza are facing the colossal task of rebuilding homes, roads and schools following the hostilities between Hamas and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) last summer. Disagreements over border access and the importation of construction equipment and materials have delayed the removal of rubble and rebuilding. As a result, environmental risks to civilian health linger in Gaza despite calls for greater urgency and co-operation between The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the United Nations.

 

The Lancet: Leading doctors and scientists denounce Gaza violence

More than 20 leading doctors and scientists* from the UK and Italy denounce ongoing Israeli military aggression in Gaza in a letter to The Lancet, published today.  

“On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel,” write the authors. “We ask our colleagues, old and young professionals, to denounce this Israeli aggression.”

Call for aid in Gaza - Reserved to professionals - in Italian

Appello per aiuto di primo soccorso medico a Gaza

Rivolto a professionisti di chirurgie, di anestesia, rianimazione e di primo soccorso

The Gaza Health Sector as of June 2014

Brief report to UNRWA By Dr. Mads Gilbert MD PhD, professor, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

 

ABSTRACT

Specific Association of Teratogen and Toxicant Metals in Hair of Newborns with Congenital Birth Defects in Gaza

Study published on International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health


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