Category Archives: Conditions that amount to genocide

Study: Polluted water main cause of death in Gaza on Middle East Monitor

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This is another one of those cases where the word genocide isn’t mentioned in the original report, however the conditions described amount to genocide:

More than a quarter of illnesses in Gaza are caused by water pollution, a new study has said, noting that this is the main cause of mortality in the coastal enclave that has endured an Israeli siege since 2007.

The study, which the Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a copy of, was carried out by RAND Corporation, an American NGO. It said that it reached these findings four years ago and that “since that time these numbers have continued to grow”.

Based on the report, Haaretz said that the collapse of water infrastructure has led to a sharp rise in germs and viruses such as rotavirus, cholera and salmonella.

The report said the situation is worsening due to repeated Israeli operations in Gaza which started in 2008.

… The study concluded that the current situation is that “Gaza is incapable of supplying enough water for its 2 million inhabitants”.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20181017-study-polluted-water-main-cause-of-death-in-gaza/

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Health Ministry: “%80 Of Cancer Medications Depleted In Gaza Hospitals” on IMEMC News

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As the Health Ministry in Gaza announces it will no longer be able to provide cancer treatment, we point to the third act of genocide in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide: “Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part”:

The Palestinian Health Ministry is Gaza has reported that %80 of cancer medications in the besieged coastal region have depleted, an issue that poses imminent threats to the lives of the patients.

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that the Rantisi specialized hospital, which deals with cancer patients, has run out of the drug, Neupogen, which is essential for the immunity systems of the patients, adding that, starting on Sunday morning (August 12th), all treatments will be suspended.

Dr. al-Qedra added that the lives of hundreds of cancer patients in the Gaza Strip is at a real risk if the current drug crisis is not immediately resolved.

Continue reading at http://imemc.org/article/health-ministry-%80-of-cancer-medications-depleted-in-gaza-hospitals/

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Israel, Palestine, and the Visual Administration of Occupation on PopMatters

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Many words have been written to “make sense” of the ongoing conflict in Israel/Palestine. Such writings intend to raise our awareness of what the occupation is “about”, so as to not only politicize the conflict, but also to bring clarity to the complex historical and contemporary manifestations of what is now understood, in progressive circles at least, to be a colonial occupation and genocide.

Continue reading at https://www.popmatters.com/194305-visual-occupations-by-gil-hochberg-2495520723.html

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