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24 Jun, 2015

Norwegian doctor authors book recording mercilessness of Israeli war machine: The Guardian

The book contains dozens of harrowing photographs, many of badly injured children, taken by Gilbert during his stay in Gaza last summer, although the most graphic were excluded. He describes his camera as “my Kalashnikov”, saying that this kind of medical documentation of war is a powerful weapon – and one that is feared by Israel.

This, he believes, contributed to Israel’s “Kafkaesque” decision to ban him indefinitely from Gaza last October for unspecified security reasons. “They don’t even explain why. It is non-appealable, totally irrespective of international opinion and totally against international law. It is a tiny taste of what it means to be under brutal Israeli rule.”

Read the rest: Doctor Mads Gilbert on working under siege in Gaza’s Shifa hospital: ‘My camera is my Kalashnikov’ | World news | The Guardian