Israeli occupation use of banned weapons during war on Gaza confirmed
Palestinian Info Center 3/19/2010
GAZA, (PIC)– Dr. Basim Na’im, the Palestinian health minister, said that analysis of samples taken from the bodies of war victims as well as samples of soil from Gaza confirmed the use by the Israeli occupation of internationally banned weapons and called onto medical delegations who visit the Gaza Strip to expose this fact and not yield to Zionist pressures.
He made these remarks during a press conference organized by the PA health ministry on Thursday in Gaza to exhibit the findings of the analysis conducted on biological samples taken from war victims in the Gaza Strip after last years Israeli onslaught.
“We suspected the enemy was using banned weapons in its wars against the Palestinian civilians, especially that for years specialized doctors were noticing new phenomena amongst the wounded that they did not see before and that although wounded Palestinians were accorded the proper medical treatment stabilizing their condition for the first few hours, their health condition was rapidly deteriorating leading to death without obvious reasons,” Naim said.
In this regard Na’im accused the international community of remaining passive although the Israeli occupation army was caught in action using prohibited weapons against the civilians in Gaza killing children, women, and elderly people among other civilians.
He said that the analysis concluded that the weapons used contained more than 30 toxic elements such as cobalt, cadmium and molybdenum.
He added that the Palestinian people didn’t imagine that the Zionists would plan to exterminate future generations by using poisonous weapons that would cause infertility, fetal malformation as well as poisoning water and crops to cause the spread of diseases.
He explained that earth samples contained poisonous and radio-active elements thousands of times more than their natural presence.
In this concern, Na’im underlined the right the Palestinian people to prosecute those who oppressed them, urging the international community to chase and arrest the Israeli war criminals and to bring them to justice for the war crimes they have committed and still are committing against the Palestinian people.
He also called on the international community to send teams of experts to expose the other manifestations of the Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, and help the Palestinian government put the suitable plans to protect the Palestinian people.