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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 .

Proofs of correlation to exposure to weapons used in attacks on Gaza with long term damages on reproductive health

Presented by Paola Manduca Professor of Genetics, DISTAV University of Genoa, Italy Results published in scientific Journals with referees 2009-2014 Contemporary weapons, contamination by toxic metals / teratogenic / carcinogenic and some of their long-term effects on the reproductive health of the population.

Proofs of correlation to exposure to weapons used in attacks on Gaza with long term damages on reproductive health.

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Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal: "Israel guilty of genocide"

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 November 2013 – The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT) after listening to the testimonies of 11 prosecution witnesses and voluminous documentary evidence and extensive submissions by the prosecution and amicus curiae delivered its judgement on the two charges against the State of Israel and retired Army general Amos Yaron.

Prevalence of birth defects in the Gaza Strip from 1997 to 2010: a pedigree analysis

Study by Awny Naim, Roberto Minutolo, Simona Signoriello, Paula Manduca

Published on http://www.thelancet.com/health-in-the-occupiedpalestinian-territory-2013

 

Water Quality in the Gaza Strip: The Present Scenario

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, 4505 people per km2 and the only source of water is represent by groundwater. The water quality in Gaza is very poor and the groundwater is affected by many different contaminants sources including soil/water interaction in the unsaturated zone due to recharge and return flows, mobilization of deep brines, sea water intrusion or upcoming and disposal of domestic and industrial wastes into the aquifer.

LPHA Third Conference in Cairo: NWRC presentation

NWRC attended the Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) Third Conference “Health of Palestinians inside and outside the Occupied Palestinian Territory”, held on March 18-19 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. The title of the presentation held was "Past emerging from present recording: reproductive health history reveals increase in prevalence of birth defects over time, and associations with exposure to weaponry in Gaza, Palestine and in Fallujah, Iraq". Find the complete text attached.

More risks for civilians as operation Pillar of Defence expands

The Israeli military operations in Gaza don't have only the immediate effect, but also a long-term one: the use of weapons containing phosphorus and uranium, as well as other toxic metals, leave contaminating elements in the ground for many years. Since 2006 and, even more, after the operation Cast Lead, these contaminants have triggered an increase in birth defects and late miscarriages.

Gaza in need of medical support, appeal for children

Gaza is under attack and in need of medical support. Many children injured, many the difficulties of managing the emergency, and very black forecasts. The children were among the first victims, hit while playing football, and  already more than once since November 8. Others in their parents' lap, others wounded.

Major structural birth defects in children aged 0–2-years in the Gaza Strip: a cross-sectional study

Our study population was selected from all patients aged 0–2 years with major structural birth defects who were referred for surgery during the first 6 months of 2010 to one of the five main paediatric hospitals (Nassr, Rantissi, Dorra, European Gaza Hospital, and Emirati) or to one of two paediatric surgical departments (Al-Shifa and European Gaza Hospital) in the Gaza Strip. Of these referrals, those with major structural birth defects (congenital heart disease, and renal, gastrointestinal, and CNS anomalies) were selected by the paediatrician for inclusion.

Structural birth defects in the Gaza Strip, occupied Palestinian territory: a cohort study

A medical team interviewed pregnant women giving birth at the Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza Strip, using a questionnaire that included questions from the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects. The defects were then classified according to Eurocat-International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision.


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