Just to hear the reality of Operation Cast Lead. The brutality of the attack on the people.
Interesting the call ends abruptly but is picked back up.
Mads Gilbert is a Norwegian anesthesiologist and University of North Norway Professor of Anesthesiology. He heads the University of Norway, Tromso's Emergency Medicine Department, and served extensively with NORWAC (the Norwegian Aid Committee) and the Palestine Committee in Occupied Palestine and Lebanon.
He and Dr. Erik Fosse provided heroic medical services to Gazans, injured during Israel's Cast Lead war. Their new book, "Eyes in Gaza," covers their work and will be discussed on the program.
"Mads and Erik arrived in Gaza City on New Year's Eve. By then Israel had been slaughtering civilians since December 27. On that first day of Operation Cast Lead, waves of Israeli aircraft and helicopters bombed government offices and police stations. Somewhere between 270 and 290 Palestinians were killed on that first day. The bodies of police cadets about to be admitted to the force were scattered across the road like leaves. The air attacks continued day after day, the death toll mounting remorselessly. No western journalists were there to record what was happening because the Israelis would not let them in. This edict was accepted docilely by governments and media organisations"