Depleted Uranium Being Used on Palestinian People

From the Canadian blogger, Eva Bartlett, a member of the International Solidarity Movement, at her blog in Gaza:

He updates me on a BBC report: “the one o’clock news on the local BBC channel interviewed a Norwegian doctor in Gaza who said some of the victims bear traces of depleted uranium in their bodies.”

Press TV interviews, Dr. Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian triage medical team member currently in Gaza:

Press TV: What can you tell about the uranium findings?

Dr. Mads Gilbert:The findings about the uranium I cannot tell you much about, but I can tell you that we have clear evidence that the Israelis are using a new type of very high explosive weapons which are called Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) and are made out of a tungsten alloy.

These weapons have an enormous power to explode.

The power of the explosion dissipates very quickly and the strength does not travel long, maybe 10 meters, but those humans who are hit by this explosion, this pressure wave are cut in pieces.

This was first used in Lebanon in 2006, it was used here in Gaza in 2006 and the injuries that we see in Shifa [Hospital] now, many many of them I suspect and we all suspect are the effect of DIME weapons used by the Israelis.

On the long term, these weapons will have a cancer effect on those who survive. They will develop cancer we suspect. There has been very little research on this but some research has been among other places in the United States, which show that these weapons have a high tendency to develop cancer. So they kill and those who survive risk having cancer.

One can’t help but wonder if the uranium came from Saskatchewan, eh?

Here’s an online petition you can sign.

5 thoughts on “Depleted Uranium Being Used on Palestinian People

  1. Given its careless ,indiscriminte and illegal use of israels weapons on the unarmed nation of palastine , regardless of wether our sympathies are with palastine or not , Israel is set to contaminate the food chain on which the of mankind (infact all the ecosystems and biomes of planet earth) rely upon: It’s use of depleted uranium is genotoxic: depleted uranium burns intensly and releases micro-particles that are chemotoxic and radiotoxic, these micro particles are easily inhaed, ingested and easily dispersed by wind, the uranium will stay toxic for thousands of years, AND WE ARE ALL GOING TO PAY THE PRICE OF ISRAEL’S CALLOUSNESS, OUR CHILDREN WILL DIE OF CANCERS, IF INDEED we ARE STILL ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN. Shame on israel and shame on the western nations who have equipped this monster with such lethal weapons and then sat back silently and watched the garish display unfold in gazza…….

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