This album contains images which have been kindly provided to me by Dr. Mouneer Deeb, who entered Gaza together with some other surgeons from Europe during the last Israeli butchery, "Operation Cast Lead", in January 2009, to help the local doctors. The pictures are part of what he lived through during those weeks. The pictures were taken during a short stopover at Al-Quds hospital in the Tel Al-Hawa neighbourhood in the south of the Gaza Strip in January 2009.
Thousands and thousand of people are in conditions similar to these pictures, and almost all help is being withheld from them until now. Seeing these horrible pictures left me asking if it was not enough to kill these poor people. Did they have to disfigure them, to subject them and their families to this horror, this misery? What do these pictures tell us about the state of mind of the israelis, who are now going around presenting themselves as victims?
Dr. Deeb is a native from Gaza who lives and works in Germany. The Israelis murdered 12 of the 17 members of his family. Two of the survivors are currently in critical condition, one female was transferred to Turkey to receive medical attention.
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The patients at Al-Quds hospital had to be evacuated to theb street due to massive smoke development from shelling with incendiary phosphorous grenades by the israeli invaders. This depite the fact that apache helicopters were shooting on groups of...
Closeup of injuries caused by the blast of 'non-conventional' weapons. The doctor described phosphorous burns as 'deep burns through flesh, often reaching to the bones'. The leg appears to be amputated due to blast lesions.
Here a leg stump is seen, which was effectively amputated due to an explosive blast. The femur bone is set free. A great majority of patients interned at the hospitals suffered grave injuries to the extremities, "total and sub-total amputations" due to ...