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Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory - The Lancet

"Hope for improving health and quality of life of Palestinians will exist only once people recognise that the structural and political conditions that they endure in the occupied Palestinian territory are the key determinants of population health", states the first report in the Series.

Amnesty calls for cessation of arms supplies to Israel and Gaza

Both Israel and Hamas used weapons supplied from abroad to carry out
attacks on civilians. This briefing contains fresh evidence on the
munitions used during the three-week conflict in Gaza and southern
Israel and includes information on the supplies of arms to all parties
to the conflict. It explains why Amnesty International is calling for a
cessation of arms supplies to the parties to the conflict and calling
on the United Nations to impose a comprehensive arms embargo.

 

Press Release: Israel is experimenting new non conventional weapons in Gaza

Rome, January 9th, 2009 - Mounting evidence is emerging that Israel is experimenting new non-conventional weapons on civilian population in Gaza. "It is happening again what we saw in Lebanon two years ago", says Paola Manduca, genetics teacher and researcher at the University of Genoa and member of New Weapons Research Committee (NWRC), "where Israel used white phosphorus, Dense inert metal explosive (DIME), thermobaric bombs, cluster bombs and uranium ammunitions.Still today there are unexploded bombs and radioactivity on the ground".

How war debris could cause cancer

Could the mystery over how depleted uranium might cause genetic damage be closer to being solved? It may be, if a controversial claim by two researchers is right. They say that minute quantities of the material lodged in the body may kick out energetic electrons that mimic the effect of beta radiation. This, they argue, could explain how residues of depleted uranium scattered across former war zones could be increasing the risk of cancers and other problems among soldiers and local people.

Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium

UN, Report of the Secretary-General

The report contains views of Member States and relevant international organizations on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium. The Secretary-General has, to date, received 17 reports from Governments and from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization.

Read the full text (french): UN_DU_Review24jul2008_63-170.pdf

Uranium on in Lebanon: a study on civilians exposed to dust

Original title: Enriched and industrial uranium detected in civilians' urine that were exposed to the dust of Israeli rockets

Published on Lebanese newspaper Al Safir on March 6 2008

 

Verdict of International Citizens Tribunal

Proceedings charged against the Israeli authorities by the victims of the war of July 12-August 24, 2006 with the support of Lebanese civil society, for the acts carried out by them and the amage to the Lebanese nation caused by them.

Brussels, February 22-23-24, 2008
International Associations Center
Jury: Lilia Solano (president), Adolfo Abascal, Claudio Moffa (reporter), Rajindar Sachar.

 

Statement of Newweapons Committee at the International Citizens Tribunal

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa, Italy. Text prepared for the International Citizens Tribunal, 22-24 February 2008, Brussels.

Depleted uranium, depleted health concerns

By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch (29/10/07)

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.

New weapons: civil society and scientists

By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Prepared for the meeting of the Federazione Scienze della Vita, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 1, 2006.


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