There is no much to celebrate since war continues, migrates and worsens. Thus, the life of the people becames more precarious and their future well being is prejudiced. Newweapons was born with the war to Lebanon and comes of school age in these days. We publish these 2 files to inform, illustrate in a rapid fashion our doings as working group in these years.
The element uranium is the basis of and parent of almost all releases of radioactivity to the environment, yet curiously, until it began to be employed as a weapon, it had been quite neglected as a hazardous component of radioactive releases to the environment. It is not measured routinely near nuclear power stations or reprocessing sites. It is treated as if it were natural: which of course it is, but its concentration in these places, and the form it is released in is not.
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.
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".
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
By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa, Italy. Text prepared for the International Citizens Tribunal, 22-24 February 2008, Brussels.
By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Prepared for the meeting of the Federazione Scienze della Vita, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 1, 2006.
By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. Published on Il Manifesto on 8 August 2006
Abstract: By now there are countless reports, from hospitals, witnesses, armament experts and journalists that strongly suggest that in the present offensive of Israeli forces against Lebanon and Gaza 'new weapons' are being used.
By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa. circulated in August 2006.
Abstract: Dear Doctors, I write on behalf of a group of independent scientists who would like to offer their support in investigating the allegation of use of weapons of mass destruction by Israel in the war to Lebanon and in Gaza. Below our first call and the considerations on which we base our work.
I contact you directly with our questions.
Open letter to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Published on 23 Maj 2007.