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Palestine: the assault on health and other war crimes: Only way forward is to open up a dialogue

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1101
  1. Liz Lightstone (, senior lecturer in nephrology
  1. Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London

    EDITOR—The personal view by Summerfield is a political diatribe that deserves no place in the BMJ or any other medical journal purporting to present facts, not fiction.1

    Summerfield queries the right of Yoram Blachar, chairman of the Israel Medical Organisation, to be chair of the World Medical Association. He omits to mention that Blachar regularly challenges Israel's defence force on access to medical care.2 I would be more than happy to see …

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