Saturday, 10 October 2009

Fifty percent rise in Gaza birth deformities shames Israel

Gaza's health ministry blames white phosphorus but it could also be the massive amounts of depleted uranium used.

From China News
research in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza city showed "in July, August and September, the number of infants born deformed or without limbs climbed by 50 percent compared with the same period last year," said deputy Health Minister Hassan Khalaf.

He said his ministry does not rule out a connection between Israel's use of white phosphorus during the January-December war and the increase of disfigured newborns.