Health Crisis in Palestine
Letter by Dr Ismail Jalili, FRCS, FRCOphth, NABA Chairman
Last week, Derek Summerfield addressed the health issues in Palestine,
as part of Israeli genocide of the Arabs in Palestine. Those who did not
have a chance to read it, can access it by clicking the following link.
NABA's chairman, Dr Ismail Jalili, also wrote about the subject and his
letter was included on the same site entitled: Palestine: a state of despair (included at the bottom of this page). We also appreciate the many positive responses we received following the circular we sent.
This week, the issue of Arab genocide in Iraq is addressed in the Lancet
in a major article by Les Roberts and colleagues and in a Comment by
Richard Horton. The article estimates the human losses to be in the
region of 100,000 with the majority of these deaths being in women and
children. (You can access them on the web through the following link):
This state of affair has been ongoing with very little outcry from the
'democratic world', let alone the non-democratic world. The current
spate of such publications in reputable medical journals is to be
applauded, particularly if we are to keep the level of public awareness
in the west regarding these appalling situations.