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Israeli forces attack medical facilities in Gaza and destroy brand new hospital

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 28 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4865

Rx for Feuds

Despite its high profile, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not unique. Like other iconic conflicts, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an intractable feud impervious to negotiation and in need of a new perspective. So let's stop the polarizing, stigmatizing rhetoric, and redefine these chronic conflicts as humanitarian health crises due to global dehydration, malnutrition, and addiction, all of which cause conflict by making people frustrated, angry, and violent. To stop a feud, change the food.

Competing interests: No competing interests

28 July 2014
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA