Keys to health: justice, sovereignty, and self-determination

Becker, A., Al Ju'beh, K. and Watt, G.C.M. (2009) Keys to health: justice, sovereignty, and self-determination. Lancet, 373(9668), pp. 985-987. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60103-3)

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Abstract

In this Lancet Series on the occupied Palestinian territory, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 a team of nearly 40 Palestinian and international academics present evidence both to the scientific community and to the powers that have determined the health status of Palestinians living in the occupied territory of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip. A very powerful determinant of Palestinian health is the State of Israel, whose economic, political, and military superiority continue to be applied, not only to the blockade and recent bombardment and invasion of Gaza, but also to the territorial project within the West Bank, involving 149 new Israeli settlements (housing nearly half a million settlers), and their exclusive road systems, the separation wall, military checkpoints, confiscations, and economic uses of 70% of land in the West Bank over which the Palestinian Authority has no control. The international community, led by the USA, either endorses or largely tolerates these uses of Israel's power.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Watt, Professor Graham
Authors: Becker, A., Al Ju'beh, K., and Watt, G.C.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Lancet
Publisher:The Lancet Publishing Group
ISSN:0140-6736
ISSN (Online):1474-547X

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