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Wednesday, November 02, 2005


GCMHP and PHR Present Law Suit to Stop Gaza Air Raids

30 Oct. 2005

GCMHP and PHR Present a Law-Suit to the Israeli High Court Demanding to Stop Air Raids on Gaza

Gaza Community Mental health Programme (GCMHP) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in Israel have finalized the preparations to present a law-suit case to the Israeli High Court of Justice. The case aims to issue a sentence forcing the Israeli Government to stop the mock air raids on Gaza, which was resumed 5 days ago.

This case comes as part of a campaign that GCMHP has been working on to stop the Israeli air raids on Gaza. The campaign included raising awareness about these raids and the negative psychological consequences it has on the massive Palestinian population, especially children. It also included organizing press conferences, issuing press releases and petitions demanding the immediate halt of these raids and explaining how they affect not only the psychosocial well-being of the Palestinian people, but also, the opportunities of peace and stability in the region.

In this regard, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme has prepared a medical report explaining the negative psychosocial effects of the air raids. This report was based on scientific knowledge and clinical observation of cases that were seen after the air raids took place few weeks ago, and the ones resumed recently. This report will be part of the file presented to the court.

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