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Palestine: the assault on health and other war crimes: More heat than light in this debate

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1102
  1. Tom Marshall, senior lecturer (
  1. University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR—Any mention of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict generates much heated debate.1 But facts are often absent.

    There is much agreement. A majority in both nations agree that Gaza and much of the West Bank are not part of Israel. A minority in Israel claim that much of these territories are part of Israel, but this minority would not extend rights of Israeli citizenship to their 3.8 million non-Jewish inhabitants.

    Some correspondents refer to …

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