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No less than 75 tons of depleted uranium found

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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No less than 75 tons of depleted uranium found in Gaza soil and subsoil after Israel attacks 


Gaza / PNN - 'Citizens Action to Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Completely' has prepared a 33 page report showing the presence of tens of tons of depleted uranium in the Gaza Strip.The Israeli attacks of late December and January are the culprit, report the international organization.

"The quantity of depleted uranium may amount to no less than 75 tons found in the soil and subsoil in the Gaza Strip," is the study's quote.

As many have suggested, the Israeli military used or may have used depleted uranium in the ground and air assaults on the Strip during the operation in the period between 27 December 2008 and January 18, 2009. The report indicated that Norwegian Dr. Mads Gilbert, during the first few days of participation in voluntary humanitarian work at Gaza City's Al Shifa Hospital, condemned the presence of radioactive material that may have been depleted uranium in the bodies of the victims.

And now the accusation emerged more strongly after several months of investigations carried out in close association with the peoples concerned, and with the assistance of international expert on sustainable development and use of prohibited weapons Jean - Francois Feacheno.

The international mission itself was composed of four members, including expert Feacheno, adviser to the reduction of pollution, and experts accredited to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). They travelled to the Gaza Strip in April 2009 under the auspices of the Arab Committee for Human Rights.

The specialist laboratory used analysis of soil and dust samples from their mission to the Gaza Strip and found the elements of depleted uranium, a radioactive material, causing cancer and deformities. The analysis also showed the presence of particles of the cesium, a radioactive and carcinogenic dust which includes asbestos, a carcinogenic, in addition to volatile organic compounds and fine particles that pose health risks, especially children's health, those living with asthma and the elderly.

Also found in the samples was phosphate resulting from the oxidation of white phosphorus and tungsten material carcinogens, in addition to copper and alumi num oxide, a carcinogenic and radioactive thorium oxide material.

http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5462&Itemid=

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EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Where would you rather they put it? 

muslimah
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:42 PM


Quoting EireLass:

Where would you rather they put it? 


I would have rathered that they didn't use those bombs during the Dec 08 and Jan 09 attacks

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:44 PM

 I wonder what the long term health side affects will be on the people in that region?

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:47 PM

 

Quoting muslimah:

 

Quoting EireLass:


I would have rathered that they didn't use those bombs during the Dec 08 and Jan 09 attacks

We have it buryed in USA as well. It's how we run our submarines.  

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM

 

Quoting EireLass:

 

Quoting muslimah:

 

Quoting EireLass:


I would have rathered that they didn't use those bombs during the Dec 08 and Jan 09 attacks

We have it buryed in USA as well. It's how we run our submarines.  

   I would be interested in knowing "where" it is buried and the stats on cancer rates in that area.

    Different, but not less~Temple Grandin

OhiogirlinCali
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:52 PM

That stuff will mess up the population for years to come.  I worked for a time in an environmental lab, and (besides the Uranium) asbestos is not something to take lightly.  The sickness it can cause is horrible. 

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jul. 12, 2010 at 3:59 PM

 

Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 

Quoting EireLass:

 

Quoting muslimah:

 

Quoting EireLass:


I

   I would be interested in knowing "where" it is buried and the stats on cancer rates in that area.

They're all over the place. Ohio, Carolina's, MA, Florida, etc. 

muslimah
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:18 PM


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 I wonder what the long term health side affects will be on the people in that region?

Right now cancer is on the rise like never before which was the reason for the Lebanese aid ship,  The Mariam that went over a couple weeks ago to take medication for cancer patients particularly women and children. They are also seeing allot of babies born with very abnormal birth defects.

In addition to the growing number of those with cancer and born with birth defects many of the civilians are severely disfigured due to the use of weapons of white phosphorus. The isralei military directed civilians including women, children, and the elderly into U.N. schools that were being used as "safe houses". They directed them into the U.N. "safe houses" for safety to be out of the line of fire when an attack was going to launched. Well after getting the civilians all in then"safe houses" they bombed the "safe houses" with weapons of white phosphorus which is a war crime and has been proven but israel keeps changing their story in the ongoing investigation and they have not yet been held accountable.

Many of course didn't live through it but burned to death as you can't put a white phosphorus fire out, it feeds on oxygen and has to burn it's self out. Those who did live are severely disfigured.

I just posted last week about a team of surgens from the U.S. that went to Gaza to perform surgery on disfigured children who were victims of those white phosphorus attacks.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:21 PM

 

Quoting muslimah:

 

Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 I wonder what the long term health side affects will be on the people in that region?

Right now cancer is on the rise like never before which was the reason for the Lebanese aid ship,  The Mariam that went over a couple weeks ago to take medication for cancer patients particularly women and children. They are also seeing allot of babies born with very abnormal birth defects.

In addition to the growing number of those with cancer and born with birth defects many of the civilians are severely disfigured due to the use of weapons of white phosphorus. The isralei military directed civilians including women, children, and the elderly into U.N. schools that were being used as "safe houses". They directed them into the U.N. "safe houses" for safety to be out of the line of fire when an attack was going to launched. Well after getting the civilians all in then"safe houses" they bombed the "safe houses" with weapons of white phosphorus which is a war crime and has been proven but israel keeps changing their story in the ongoing investigation and they have not yet been held accountable.

Many of course didn't live through it but burned to death as you can't put a white phosphorus fire out, it feeds on oxygen and has to burn it's self out. Those who did live are severely disfigured.

I just posted last week about a team of surgens from the U.S. that went to Gaza to perform surgery on disfigured children who were victims of those white phosphorus attacks.

   Very disturbing.

    Different, but not less~Temple Grandin

muslimah
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 4:36 PM


Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 

Quoting muslimah:

 

Quoting TruthSeeker.:

 I wonder what the long term health side affects will be on the people in that region?

Right now cancer is on the rise like never before which was the reason for the Lebanese aid ship,  The Mariam that went over a couple weeks ago to take medication for cancer patients particularly women and children. They are also seeing allot of babies born with very abnormal birth defects.

In addition to the growing number of those with cancer and born with birth defects many of the civilians are severely disfigured due to the use of weapons of white phosphorus. The isralei military directed civilians including women, children, and the elderly into U.N. schools that were being used as "safe houses". They directed them into the U.N. "safe houses" for safety to be out of the line of fire when an attack was going to launched. Well after getting the civilians all in then"safe houses" they bombed the "safe houses" with weapons of white phosphorus which is a war crime and has been proven but israel keeps changing their story in the ongoing investigation and they have not yet been held accountable.

Many of course didn't live through it but burned to death as you can't put a white phosphorus fire out, it feeds on oxygen and has to burn it's self out. Those who did live are severely disfigured.

I just posted last week about a team of surgens from the U.S. that went to Gaza to perform surgery on disfigured children who were victims of those white phosphorus attacks.

   Very disturbing.

 

Here is another report that was released about a week or 2 ago about the long term effects of white phosphorus

In a recent report into the white phosphorous used by Israel in its 2008-9 assault on the Gaza Strip, Italian experts have warned of the adverse long term effects of the three thousand five hundred shells that were dropped indiscriminately. In particular, the report addresses the impact of this weapon, the use of which against civilians is prohibited under international law.

The immediate effects of white phosphorous on human beings are well documented. When white phosphorous explodes it burns at high temperatures until deprived of oxygen and when it lands on skin it will eat through muscle and into the bone.  According to Amnesty International, during the war on Gaza, white phosphorous was the cause of horrific burns and suffocation which left dozens dead and wounded.

However, the effects of white phosphorous have been found to extend to agricultural land and produce. In regions in the East of the Gaza Strip, such as the vicinity of Mount Rais, trees growing in land hit by phosphorous shells have become noticeably yellow in color. Gaza's ministry of agriculture confirmed that after the end of the military operation, it endeavored to prevent farmers growing crops or grazing animals on agricultural that had been shelled. Similarly, it warned against using water from shelled wells. These actions emphasize the belief that Israel used shells containing toxic, carcinogenic and radioactive material which directly affect the environment and render areas hit by such shells, dangerous to human health and to animals.
 

Full article: http://www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk/news/middle-east/1261-report-on-long-term-effects-of-israeli-white-phosphorus

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