Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Mystery injuries and deaths in Palestine

This UK Guardian article, via Common Dreams, headlined "Gaza Doctors Say Patients Suffering Mystery Injuries After Israeli Attacks," is of particular concern. The Israeli government went crazy in their attacks on Lebanon this summer and now we're getting reports of Palestinian civilians with serious injuries or dying after being struck or affected by Israeli weaponry.

"Bodies arrived severely fragmented, melted and disfigured," said Jumaa Saqa'a, a doctor at the Shifa hospital, in Gaza City. "We found internal burning of organs, while externally there were minute pieces of shrapnel. When we opened many of the injured people we found dusting on their internal organs."
It is not clear whether the injuries come from a new weapon. The Israeli military declined to detail the weapons in its arsenal, but denied reports that the injuries came from a Dense Inert Metal Explosive (Dime), an experimental weapon

So, what is it? The story goes on to say that the injuries are typical of those hit by Dime weapons, yet Israel, as is typical, continues to deny it. Israel needs to come clean on this serious issue.

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