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Alice Rothchild, MD @AliceRothchild
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Jewish Voice for Peace - Health Advisory Council #WeeklyHumanRightsHero & Violation Aug 19, 2018
Violation: Israeli gov. use of health & health care as a weapon of war - this serious human rights violation comes in conjunction w/ a statement by JVP HAC:…
Whether through denying entry of many essential medications and medical equipment/technology used for serious medical conditions including cancer treatment or the denial of exit visasfor critically ill patients to receive care outside of the Gaza Strip...
...Israel is increasingly making it impossible for patients to get the life-saving care they need. Ex: "Suddenly, a Palestinian Breast Cancer Survivor Becomes a 'Security Threat'" by @Hass_Haaretz:…
Al Jazeera @MaramGaza:…
The Palestine News Network @pnnenglish:…
The Middle East Eye @Hind_Gaza:…

and other sources report on the critical shortages of chemotherapeutic cancer treating medications in #Gaza.
The following from a 8/15/18 report by @reliefweb @AlMezanCenter summarizes the situation for patients in Gaza:…
Among those suffering from the chemotherapy shortage are about 460 children at Gaza's al-Rantisi Children's Hospital in Gaza. In total over 8000 cancer patients in Gaza have had their treatment stopped due to medication shortages--largely due to the Israeli siege.
Human Rights Heroes AND what you can do to support their cause: Adding to the many examples of resiliency & resistance under the brutality of the occupation & warfare, is the Seraj Library Project-creating libraries & social spaces in Palestinian villages:…
This project currently has eight libraries throughout the West Bank. These are sites of, not just books, but places for active engagement of community members, storytelling, Palestinian crafts and cultural exchanges and education.
The website for the Seraj Project is:
It was started by Palestinian, Estephan Salameh & his wife, Laurie. They are governed by community boards at each site. More info is available on the website. A worthy cause--vital oasis in the storm.
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