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Norwegian doctors call for investigation into weapons used on Gaza

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 16 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b170
  1. Gwladys Fouché
  1. 1Oslo

    Israel is testing an “extremely nasty” type of weapon in Gaza, two Norwegian doctors have claimed on returning home on 13 January after spending 10 days working at a hospital in the Palestinian territory.

    “There’s a very strong suspicion, I think, that Gaza is now being used as a test laboratory for new weapons,” said Mads Gilbert, head of emergency medical services at the University Hospital of North Norway, in Tromsø. He told the BMJ about the injuries that he and his colleague Erik Fosse, head of the interventional centre at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo, had dealt with at Gaza’s Shifa hospital.

    “We have not seen the casualties affected directly by the bomb because they are normally torn …

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