January 3, 2011
We have often stated that the Gaza Strip is the world’s largest open air concentration camp. Recent developments in the West Bank have turned that besieged area into the largest open air gas chamber. Apologists for zionism are constantly arguing against our comparisons of what is going on in Palestine today with the holocaust of Eastern Europe. Their biggest comeback is “where are the gas chambers?” Perhaps if they read the following report their tune will change …. needless to say, all made possible by gifts from the United States Government….
Protester death shows IDF may be using most dangerous type of tear gas
Jawaher Abu Rahmah died Saturday as a result of tear gas shot by IDF soldiers during demonstrations against the separation fence on Friday.
The Israel Defense Forces uses crowd-dispersal tear gas known as CS, which was developed half a century ago in Britain and the United States. It is used by armies and police forces around the world. In recent years, a number of studies have cast doubts about this type of gas; there have been reports of several deaths caused by the inhalation CS tear gas.
“One of the main factors influencing the extent of damage caused by CS gas is the amount of particles in the air,” said Daniel Argo, an Israeli doctor who regularly takes part in the demonstrations against the separation fence. He also trains activists to tend to injuries caused by police and soldiers using crowd-dispersal techniques.
Eye and lung injuries from gas
Argo says recent eye and lung injuries, as well as skin diseases, can be associated with the use of CS tear gas.
“There are other types of tear gas that are not as dangerous as CS; why the defense establishment insists on continuing its use is not clear,” Argo said. “In addition, since no studies have been conducted to identify the long-term effects of the gas, security personnel who use it frequently should be worrying about their own health.”
An Israeli security official said Sunday that “many Western countries use this type of gas.”