Medics shocked at number of child deformity in last Gaza war

[ 08/01/2011 – 04:49 PM ]


BEIRUT, (PIC)– A Lebanon-based doctors association interested in breaking the Gaza siege expressed shock over the number of Gaza children who were deformed by internationally-banned weapons in the last Israeli war on Gaza.

Briefing a Friday press conference in Beirut after a trip to the Gaza Strip to assess its medical situation, the campaign said the Strip was rife with children deformed by white phosphorus, depleted uranium, napalm, cluster bombs, and other internationally-prohibited arms in the last Gaza war.

The medical association said there was a sharp shortage in critically needed medicines in the Strip.

The Gaza health ministry has made frequent accusations recently against the West Bank-governing Palestinian Authority of withholding hundreds of out of stock medical supplies.

Meanwhile, a Gaza man died Saturday waiting to cross Israeli borders to receive treatment.

The victim, Anas Jumaa Salih, suffered from blockage of the hepatic venous circulation. Israeli authorities denied his entry through the northern Gaza Strip Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing.

The Gaza health ministry appealed to all international and human rights groups to swiftly intervene to save the patients in Gaza, placing some of the blame on the West Bank government for withholding vital medicines.

Medics shocked at number of child deformity in last Gaza war.