[Marxism] Genocide? 'Israel Buried 80 Tons of Nuclear Waste in the Palestinian Territories'
michele at maui.net
Sun May 29 00:37:05 MDT 2005
Israel Buried 80 Tons of Nuclear Waste in the Palestinian Territories,
Says Minister of Health
GAZA, Palestine, May 16, 2005 (IPC) - -
The Minister of Health, Dr. Thohni Al Wuheidi, asserted that the Israeli
authorities have buried 80 tons of Nuclear waste near the city of Nablus.
The Minister added that the waste were buried 300 meters away from
Nablus, while the burial of more nuclear waste was still being completed
around the rest of Gaza Strip and West Bank cities, especially those
with high population intensity such as Nablus, Hebron and Gaza.
Dr. Al Wuheidi noted that this would affect the environment, and pollute
the aquifer water with radiation, confirming previous warnings of Dr.
Yousef Abu Safiyya, the head of Environment Quality Authority, who
condemned the Israeli violations of the environment in the occupied
Palestinian territories (oPt).
Dr. Abu Safiyya said in a press conference at IPC on April 10 that these
violations contradict the international humanitarian law and the global
environment treaties, considering the establishment of a waste landfill
near Nablus the most dangerous violation against the Palestinian people.
He called on the UN agencies interested in environment to halt the
Israeli transgressions, which endanger both the human beings and natural
Abu Safiyya added, during the conference, that the issue of the Israeli
environmental violations were more dangerous than the Apartheid Wall,
explaining that the Wall can be torn down at any moment, while the
environment and natural resources take hundreds or thousands of years to
He warned that since the Israeli occupation of 1967, there has been a
systematic destruction of the Palestinian life and the possibility of
living, in order to pressure Palestinians to abandon their lands.
"Palestinians are killed directly, by bullets, rockets and shelling, but
they are also killed silently and slowly for dozens of years now,
through the pollution of their water sources, soil, plants and food,"
Abu Safiyya stressed.
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