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Doctors call for experts to lead fact finding mission in Gaza

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b228 (Published 21 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b228
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The group Physicians for Human Rights-Israel has called for doctors with expertise in forensic medicine, medical crises, and public health to take part in an independent fact finding mission to Gaza after a ceasefire in the region.

    The non-governmental organisation, which works to protect medical human rights of people in Israel and in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel said that the mission would have several objectives.

    It would try to learn about the weapons that caused the types of injuries seen in the Gaza Strip during Israel’s three week offensive, which started on 27 December, the extent and nature of attacks on medical facilities and teams, and difficulties experienced evacuating wounded and dead people. Also under investigation …

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