Last month saw the first ever birth of Siamese Twins in Palestine which has drawn a lot of media attention. They were transferred to Riyadh Hospital in Saudi Arabia where surgeons will attempt to separate them but what are the chances for these rare twins?
Unfortunately owing to the past activities of the Israeli IDF their future may be bleak to say the least. The entire Gaza Strip has been contaminated with uranium based weapons and this is now causing major problems for the already strained health system in Gaza.
The twins Rittal and Retag, as you can see, look extremely healthy with lovely bright eyes. The other noticeable feature for these Siamese Twins is the fact that they both appear to be of normal birth weight which is unusual in such a situation. For these twins to appear so healthy could also indicate a hidden problem.
When the DNA of a human being is attacked by depleted uranium the repercussions are not generally good. It is not my intention to put a shadow over this unique event but rather to prepare the parents and other potential mum’s and dad’s in Palestine of a developing situation for which Gaza (Palestine) is very poorly prepared.
With the onset and continued usage of such weapons by the IDF the existing health support and after care will soon have to be re modeled to cope with a new generation of adults and children with many forms of cancers and other related illnesses.
Once a person, child or baby has succumbed to the aftermath of Depleted or Enriched Uranium weapons the entire ball game changes. This suddenly changes to new forms of specialised treatment and care that is not normally available in some general hospitals.
Without appearing negative this care has to be prepared for dealing with an influx of many such cases with an emphasis on treatment associated with contamination from radiation, in particular for dealing with the inhalation of radioactive nano particles.
The UNEP and WHO have declared time and time again that, depleted uranium for example, is considered to be Low Level Radiation (LLR) and therefore not a health risk. When one reads there own staff literature or that of the US Military one can clearly see that this is not true.
The people of Palestine will now need more incubators and other life support systems to cope with badly deformed/disfigured babies and some extremely low birth weights. They can expect a hike in children’s leukemia, cancer of the thyroid and many forms of tumours with an additional rise in diabetes. In the adult population one can expect a dramatic rise in Breast Cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Testicular Cancer and again many forms of tumours. One could also expect to see mental disorders and a massive rise in infertility. One should hope and pray that the problems that have occurred in Fulujah and Basra in Iraq do not come to Palestine but at the same time one has to be prepared for this. They now have a policy in some locations for women not to attempt to have a family.
It must be remembered that the half life of Depleted Uranium is 4.5 billion years and anyone contaminated with this will pass it on to their sibling who, if they survive, can also pass it on to their siblings.
Below is a list of many health problems that are a spin of from such contamination”
Compiled by Leuren Moret from Interviews with Gulf War Vets and their families
abnormal births and birth defects
abnormal metabolism of semen: contains
amine & ammonium alkaline
acute autoimmune symptoms
(lung-, liver-, kidney failure)
acute myeloid leukemia
(deadly within days or weeks)
acute immune depression
acute respiratory failure
blood in stools and urine
body function control loss
calcium loss in body
cardiovascular signs or symptoms
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
chronic kidney and liver disorders
chronic myeloid leukemia
chronic respiratory infections
Epstein Barr Syndrome
fibromyalgia gastrointestinal signs/symptoms
high blood pressure
high frequency of micturition
immune system deficiency
loss of feeling in fingers
Lou Gehrigs Disease -ALS
low blood oxygen saturation
( low HbO2)
low lung volume
mood swings – violence
homicide/suicide multiple cancers
petit & grand mal fits
reactive airway disease
shortness of breath
skin damage: sweat glands
with trapped du-particles
smell, loss of
stiffening of fingers
unable to walk
unusual fevers/night sweats
unusual hair loss
bladder & sphincter paralysis
complete range of known and
unknown Congenital Defects
malformations of legs, arms,
toes & fingers
neural tube defects FEMALE
breast cancer at very young
lung cancer at age 20 and
paralysis of digestive system
uterine cancer MALE
acute myeloid leukemia
chronic myeloid leukemia
endometriosis in partners
hip and leg pain
lung cancer at young age
unable to walk
As I have already pointed out this article is not intended to frighten you to the extreme but rather to prepare you for all possibilities. Hopefully your Minister for Health and Hospital Staff can be better prepared for the many new types of treatment that will be required. Before closing this article I wish to point out that the two very beautiful Siamese Twins could well be a genetic modification as a direct result of their DNA being attacked by Depleted Uranium for example?
I sincerely hope that I am totally wrong in my assessment and that the people in Gaza will overcome all the problems that have been inflicted on them. However, as a precautionary measure no more construction work or clearing of rubble should be carried out until your Minister of Health as had all locations checked for radiation contamination. One must have the ability to test every location with a suitable Geiger Counter and that DU/EU tests should be carried out on all residents.
Before closing my friend Leuren Moret, who has spent many years studying and lobbying against weapons that contain uranium components, and has herself worked in nuclear research at The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livemore, US, has very kindly written up her thoughts regarding the Gaza Siamese Twins.
It is clear that we both feel the same about these new born twins but before Leuren passes comment on the twins you can read the brief she did for me some time ago regarding what happens when these radioactive nanoparticle aerosols enter your body:
Uranium and phosphate structures have a strong chemical affinity for each other.
The DNA and the mitochondria are phosphate rich and therefore there is a strong attraction between uranium, the DNA and the mitochondria. Once the uranium has attached to the DNA and or the mitochondria it does damage from the chemical heavy metal effect, the radioactivity released and the particulate effect.
But the greatest damage to the DNA and mitochondria by uranium is the photo-electron effect. Uranium not only releases its own energy in the form of alpha particles and gamma rays, but it absorbs other energy released in the cell and releases
that absorbed energy as a shower of photo-electrons that annihilate whatever the uranium is attached to. This was first described by Dr Chris Busby, a Low Level Radiation (LLR) expert for the British Government and the European Parliament.
As a result the very dangerous health effects of uranium exposure it has been reported that large increases in diabetes since 1945 is linked to radiation and specifically uranium exposure. Pregnant women with diabetes, that is untreated, produce very weak babies that develop cancer, heart defects and other birth defects and illnesses. Uranium exposure causes a web of diseases such as neuro muscular disease, diseases of the brain, gastro intestinal illnesses, heavy metal poisoning, skin rashes and dermal contact with the skin causes high increases in melanoma and other skin cancers.
The greatest damage from radiation exposure is to the unborn foetus and this genetic damage to the foetus is passed on to all future generations. Basically uranium exposure is a slow painful death from long lingering illnesses. Surprisingly with depleted uranium (DU) exposure cancers and diabetes have been reported to develop as early as two months after exposure. That is a new feature associated with depleted uranium (DU) as well as multiple cancers in patients that are genetically unrelated. In other words individual cancers form from the effects of individual particles in the victims tissues. This is due to the particulate effect from the very tiny nano particles of depleted uranium.
Burning uranium from dirty bombs, dirty missiles and dirty bullets produce a radioactive gas composed of very tiny particles of uranium oxide that are produced when the shells leave the gun barrel and throughout its trajectory to the impact sites. From this impact site large volumes of radioactive gas are produced that escape into the atmosphere where they are carried locally, across border, and around the world in a few weeks. They remain suspended in the atmosphere until they are rained out into the earth’s environment, usually within two months. The depleted uranium (DU) particles contaminates the air we breath, the water we drink and the food we eat
The tissues in our bodies filter out the depleted uranium particles from the blood and cause a web of diseases called “Gulf War Syndrome”. Radiation is different. It respects no borders, no socio economic class, and no religion. There is no way to turn it off and no way to clean it up. It’s the weapon that keeps giving and keeps killing. The half life of depleted uranium is 4.5 billion years. It is the “Trojan Horse” of nuclear war. All of the above information has been provided by Leuren Moret and Dr Chris Busby for whom I have deep respect.
Finally here are Leuren Moret comments regarding the Gaza Siamese Twins:
The cause of Siamese twinning, in the newly reported first case in Gaza, is due to interference with information flow during the development of the twins in utero. In this case of identical twins, as the fertilized egg divided into two separate embryos, the information flow was incomplete or interrupted so that the complete separation of the twins did not occur. This can be caused by chemical or ionizing radiation exposure, or other mechanisms, and the time of exposure is critical in the developmental period of the fetus.
Dr. LeVann, a Canadian doctor studied the effects of ionizing radiation on fetuses in Canada, who were exposed to fallout from bomb tests by the Soviets in the Arctic. He reported from his studies, that ionizing radiation is 10-100 million times more damaging to organisms in their developmental stages than the strongest chemical such as thalidomide. For this reason, unborn babies are the most vulnerable part of the population to damage from ionizing radiation exposure as they develop in the uterus.
In this case the birth defect in the Gaza twins is most likely due to DU exposure. Since Gaza and other parts of the Palestinian territories in Israel have been heavily contaminated with DU weapons provided by the US for Israeli attacks on Palestinians, the Palestinian population is heavily contaminated.
More evidence that DU is the cause of the Siamese twin birth defects, is the severe decline in sperm quality in Israeli men reported in Haaretz in May 2009. Israeli doctors reported a 40% decline in sperm quality in the past 10 years at a sperm bank and fertility clinic. This is an alarming rate of increasing infertility that will get even worse in the next ten years if Israel continues to use DU, a genocidal weapon, against Palestinians. Infertility and reproductive problems in the Palestinian population will be more severe than in the Israeli population, since they are being directly targeted and their environment heavily contaminated with DU by the Israelis.
When babies exposed to ionizing radiation in utero are born with visible birth defects, it has been reported by radiation researchers, that there are many more birth defects that are not visible. Over time, the exposed babies fail to thrive and the expression of other illnesses and physical problems emerge, often resulting in slow deaths of the damaged infants.
It is clear that the real targets of wars today are the children, the future generations of populations targeted with genocidal weapons. The problem with being a nuclear superpower is that you cannot use nuclear weapons without nuking yourself, as the people of Israel will soon realize.
I have so much respect for the people of Gaza and the Palestinians in general. You have put up with impossible odds and always found a way through all the problems associated with the Israeli blockade. It is my wish that whatever the outcome you all manage to survive this genocide that has been inflicted on you by Israel and that you will all one day be released from Satan’s grip.
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 8/4/2010