British medical journal publishes lots of anti-israel lies ~ elder of ziyon – israel news gas x side effects liver

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Written by Derek A Summerfield, David Halpin, Swee Ang, Andrea Balduzzi, Franco Camandona, Gianni Tognoni, Ireo Bono, Marina Rui, and Vittorio Agnoletto of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College, the reply is called The Maiming Fields of Gaza and says:

Since 30 March 2018, Palestinians civilians living as refugees and exiles in Gaza ever since they were driven out from Palestine have been gathering in mass, unarmed demonstration about their right of return to the homeland they lost in 1948. Confronted by the Israeli army, including 100 snipers, the toll of dead and wounded Palestinian civilians is mounting at a shocking rate as we write.

4. Israel has the right to defend its borders with deadly force, as does every other state. If these doctors can come up with methods to keep Israel’s borders safe that are more effective and less damaging, they are invited to give Israel advice. They do not.

There is a background to this. Firstly, there is the ongoing impact of the 12 year long Israeli blockade of Gaza on the care and health of her people, and the degrading of its health services. The violence and destruction inflicted by Israeli military action in Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 marked a distinct turning point in the pauperization of Gaza, against a backdrop of an ever tightening blockade since 2006.That assault in 2014 killed over 2,200 civilians, a quarter of whom were children, wounded 11.000, destroyed 15 hospitals, 45 clinics and 80,000 homes.(1)

5. The degrading of Gaza’s health services are nearly all because of the Palestinian Authority, not Israel. For the past five years at least, Israel has not blocked any medicine or medical equipment from entering Gaza with very small exceptions of dual use devices, and even those almost always get through after a delay. The PA has directly blocked basic medicines and equipment and stopped salaries of support staff, which has directly hurt Gaza medical services. This is all well documented and the authors not mentioning that fact is indeed the single biggest indication that this essay is not meant to reflect the truth but anti-Israel propaganda.

7. The authors are claiming that every single person killed Operation Protective edge was an innocent civilian. This is absurd – nearly half of the dead were militants. Even the article referenced admits that at least 1/3 of those killed were militants. .The authors are lying, and knowingly lying.

8. A significant number of the women and children killed were human shields for the terrorists. While the war was still raging I documented 108 of the children who were killed in houses where the terrorist was the target and the children were used to protect them.

11. The footnoted article notes indeed falsely blames Israel, but it adds that the crisis in Gaza is "caused by the severe crisis in the relations between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, which leads to denial of funding and deliveries of medical supplies and medicines by the former – at the expense of the civilians in the Gaza Strip." The authors purposeful omission of this section again proves that they are not in the least objective reporters, and this is not fit for publication.

14. Whether this is true or not, there is another border to Gaza – Egypt. The authors refusal to mention that Egypt also blocks Gazans from coming in or traveling through it, also for security reasons, is yet another indication that this is a polemic that does not belong in a medical journal.

15. Exactly how did Israeli policy force violent demonstrators to storm Israel’s border, to set Israeli fields on fire, or – previously – to shoot thousands of rockets towards Israeli civilians? This is again propaganda, not worthy of the BMJ.

16. Israel has actually proposed solutions to Gaza’s problems that have been caused by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Israel is not served in the least by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza that was inflicted by the infighting between the two parties. This is just another lie.

Derek Summerfield has been obsessed with promoting anti-Israel propaganda for at least 20 years. He says he has " always been angry at Israel." As this letter proves, he is not interested in the truth – his entire purpose of writing this is to bash Israel and to obscure the truth.