samedi 25 février 2017

Study: ‘Israel is Poisoning Palestine’ and Children Are First Victim

Étude: "israel" empoisonne la Palestine et les enfants sont les premiers victimes

Poisonous gases sprayed on Palestinian farms and their effects
appearing on the crops. (Mohammed Asad, MEMO, file)


Palestinians in the West Bank are facing serious human rights violations and increasing food insecurity as a result of the use of toxic pesticides in illegal settlements, a fact-finding mission, cited by MEMO, has revealed.

A joint research project carried out by the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) and the PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) found that the occupied West Bank contains highly hazardous pesticides, which are banned by the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Half of the pesticides used within the areas under the PA’s jurisdiction are illegal, and five tonnes of them have been confiscated since 1995, according to the findings.

Dr. Meriel Watts, who took part in preparing the report, warned that the Israeli policies of control prevent the PA from restricting the trade and use of t...

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