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Israel denies access to doctors planning to attend conference in Gaza

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 22 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2225
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    Attempts to organise an international annual conference on mental health in Gaza later this month have been stymied by the Israeli authorities, which, the organisers say, have stopped delegates from overseas entering the territory.

    Mahmoud Abu Aisha, who is organising the conference, the fifth such, said that the Israeli authorities had initially “promised to study this issue positively,” although they hadn’t actually given the go ahead. On 17 October the …

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