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Belgian doctor: Israel using chemical weapons
- Subject: Belgian doctor: Israel using chemical weapons
- From: rossana <rossana at comodinoposta.org>
- Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 09:44:54 +0200
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20 July 2006
BRUSSELS — The Israeli military is using chemical weapons during its
bombing of Lebanon, a Belgian-Lebanese professor claimed during a press
conference in Brussels on Thursday.
The press conference was organised by the secretary of the Tripoli
archbishop, Monsignor Jean Abboud. The Belgian professor of Lebanese
origin, Bachir Cham, is the head of a hospital in Lebanon.
"The bodies don't look like they normally do. After an explosion there
were no traces of blood loss or subcutaneous haemorrhages [bruises],"
Cham said via mobile phone direct from Beirut.
"The hair and sometimes the beard and the moustache remained intact. I
found no traces of the pressure wave by the explosion. The colour of the
skin was black like a shoe, but the skin was not carbonised or burnt."
Eight mummy-like bodies were taken to the hospital on Monday and photos
taken of the corpses. Two children's bodies showed no indication of
wounds resulting from an explosion.
"I have the impression that a poisonous product penetrated the body via
the skin. Death follows with almost 100 percent certainty," the
A heart specialist, Mohammad Farran, said letters had been sent to the
UN and the EU drawing their attention to the alleged use of chemical
weapons by Israel in Lebanon.
Meanwhile, Arab, Lebanese and Belgian peace activists protested for
fourth consecutive day in front of the EU headquarters in Brussels
against the Israeli attacks in Lebanon.
Placards carried by the protestors read: "Israel today is committing a
deliberate crime against Lebanon" and "Stop Israeli terrorism".