Israel

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.

Report on Return March by Palestinian Ministry of Health

Victims and injured during the Return March: we publish hereafter a report released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health:

Israeli military industries and the oppression of the great march of return in Gaza

The UAVs used by the ISF in the Great March of Return were not only used to disperse crowds with tear gas or skunk water, or to shoot down incendiary kites, but also were used directly against Palestinian civilians. Though the ISF has been denying the use of armed drones for years, testimonies indicate UAVs have been used in the extrajudicial killings of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza throughout the twenty-first century in ‘special’ missions the ISF consistently rebuts.

 

The Palestinian Day of Return: from a short day of commemoration to a long day of mourning

On Friday, March 30, 2018, marking the 42nd anniversary of Land Day — when Israeli forces killed six Palestinians during protests against land confiscation in 1976 —Palestinians in the Gaza Strip marched to the eastern border with Israel beginning a six-week protest — what they termed the Great March of Return. It was the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.

 

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The Gaza shootings: a massive orthopaedic crisis and mass disability

I am the Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Gaza and I am writing in follow-up of the rapid response “The Maiming Fields of Gaza” of 4 May. (1) As of 18 May, the death and injury toll, rising every day, is 117 dead, including 13 children, and no less than 12,271 injured. 6,760 have been hospitalised, including 3,598 with bullet wounds. 19 clearly identified medics have been shot to date. (2)

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.

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.  

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.

 

NWRG Association New Weapons Research Group

Seven years after the start of the studies on contemporary weapons and their effects on the victims , NWRG becomes an association of voluntary work.

The work by Newweapons is published, in scientific journals and at www.newweapons.org, where you will find the results of the research, and report on the participation in conferences, tribunals and international debates .


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