Palestine: the assault on health and other war crimes

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7485.254-b (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:254

Response from Israel Medical Association

  1. Yoram Blachar (estish@ima.org.il), president
  1. Israel Medical Association, 2 Twin Towers, 35 Jabotinsky St, PO Box 3566, Ramat Gan 52136, Israel

EDITOR—I write with regard to Summerfield's much debated article.1 Many of the things that he cites, besides resonating with hatred, are presented in a complete vacuum, and we were surprised to see them published in a respectable medical journal despite the author's clear political agenda and the total lack of corroboration of any claim made.

Israel is required to defend its citizens daily from terrorist activity, an obligation that in no way contradicts the reality …

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