Joint Statement on the Armed Assault on Ships to Gaza

PALESTINE / ISRAEL, 14 June 2010

by Prof. Ernesto Kahan, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service

The Palestinian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (PPPNW) and the Israeli Physicians for Peace and the Preservation of the Environment (IPPPE), affiliates of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, agree as follows:

Our two organizations condemn the armed assault in international waters on ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza and deplore the resulting loss of lives. As physicians on both sides, we agree that the health of the population of Gaza is of deep concern and that medical aid is urgently needed. We are calling for an international inquiry into this incident, and an immediate end to the blockade of Gaza. We call upon the Israeli and the Palestinian leaders to enter into serious negotiations in goodwill to find a nonviolent, peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Prof. Ernesto Kahan M.D., President and Councilor, PPPNW  IPPPE, Israel

Dr. Ra’anan Friedmann M.D., Ph.D., External Relations Vice President, Vice Councilor and Spokesman, PPPNW  IPPPE, Israel

Dr. Abdelaziz Alabadi, MD, PPPNW, Palestine

Dr. Mustafa Ghanim, MD, PhD, PPPNW, Palestine

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