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Human Rights Watch report: Rain of Fire, Israel’s Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza

This report documents Israel’s extensive use of white phosphorus munitions during its 22- day military operations in Gaza, from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009, named Operation Cast Lead. Based on in-depth investigations in Gaza, the report concludes that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) repeatedly exploded white phosphorus munitions in the air over populated areas, killing and injuring civilians, and damaging civilian structures, including a school, a market, a humanitarian aid warehouse and a hospital.

 

Contaminating Iraq with Depleted Uranium

Crimes of the century: Occupation & Contaminating Iraq with Depleted Uranium

By dr. Souad N. Al‐Azzawi, associate professor in Environmental Engineering, Iraq

 

Reports:

1. march 15th 2008

Gaza war crimes investigation: The Guardian latest news

Civilians, medics and investigators talk to the Guardian about allegations of war crimes during Israel's 23-day campaign in Gaza: the Guardian newspaper latest news section:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/gaza-war-crimes-investigation

Physicians for Human Rights report on IDF in Gaza

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel issues harsh report against IDF's conduct during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, saying Israel 'did not allow evacuation of injured civilians, prevented medical teams from reaching wounded'. PHR also reports 'dangerous trend of increasing disregard for obligation to protect medical personnel'Bologna giovane, ribelle e indolente

 

Russel Tribunal on Palestine: presentation

Brussels Press conference
Launch of the RUSSELL TRIBUNAL on Palestine production (4th of March 2009):

http://dailymotion.virgilio.it/video/x8p8wt_russell-tribunal-palestine_news

Israel’s war crimes: calls for investigation into Gaza attacks

Israel blamed its earlier wars on the threat to its security, even that
against Lebanon in 1982. However, its assault on Gaza was not justified
and there are international calls for an investigation. But is there
the political will to make Israel account for its war crimes?

 

Read the full text: http://mondediplo.com/2009/03/03warcrimes

 

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.

 

Call to Scientists, Doctors, Lawyers and Jurists, to endorse a request of enquiry to Un assembly, Hrc, Who, Unrwa

To the Secretary General of UN Assembly, Marcos Manuel D'Escoto,
to the Human Right Council,
to the World Health Organization,
to the UN representative for Palestine Prof. Richard Falk
and for information to Dr. Gingues of UNWRA in Gaza

We, the undersigned organizations and professionals in Medicine, Science and Law ask you to respond to with prompt and strong determinations to the issues raised by the report of illegal, inhumane and uncontrollable weapons on the civil population in Gaza, specifically with reference to the use of thermobaric weapons in populated areas, targeting of civilians and children by so called low collateral damage weapons and DIME, use of White Phosphorus on inhabited areas, use of weapons that liberate submunitions, use of heavy metals containing weapons that pollute and put at risk the population for the time to be.

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.

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