Sunday, April 29, 2007

Gaza as Israel's weapon testing ground

Mel Frykberg, Al-Ahram Weekly, Apr 27, 2007

This article was originally published by Al-Ahram Weekly and is republished with permission.

Doctors in Gaza have been reporting strange wounds on the bodies of innocent bystanders and those targeted by drones. These wounds consist of many small holes, often invisible to X-rays, and burns caused by heat so intense that many cases have required amputation because of the extensive burning.

Habas Al-Wahid, head of the emergency centre at the Shuhada Al-Aqsa Hospital in Gaza city told the journalists that the legs of the injured were sliced from their bodies "as if a saw was used to cut through the bone." But there was no evidence of ordinary metal shrapnel in or near the wounds.

At Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Juma Saka said that on examination of the wounds, the doctors had found a powder on the victim's bodies and in their internal organs. Afterwards they removed the microscopic particles which turned out to be carbon and tungsten.

Another day, and another Crime against Humanity committed by the illegal and immoral Israeli regime. Israel and it's fellow travelers that not only allow, but aid and abet Israel in committing these war crimes. should be standing in the dock at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. But who's going to bring the charges?

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