Mads Frederick Gilbert is utterly shocked as he checks the corpses of martyrs and the bodies of the wounded as they continuously arrive in the Shifa Hospital in Gaza on the seventh day of the bloody Israeli onslaught on the besieged Strip.Norwegian professor
Gilbert, 67, a surgeon, murmurs as he walks in the Intensive Care
Unit: "This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable... what's happening
is no less than premeditated killing and genocide."
In an interview with Safa News, Gilbert says the Israeli
occupation deliberately uses internationally forbidden destructive
weapons in its continued onslaught on Gaza.
"Israeli bombs cause injuries that cannot be immediately seen via
x-ray," Gilbert said, "After a period of time, the injury starts to
"The material used in these bombs is uncommon, which explains why we
cannot cure the injured parts, and in some cases doctors are forced to
amputate them," he says.
Gilbert arrived in Gaza on Thursday via the Rafah border crossing
after Israel barred him from entering Gaza via the Beit Hanoun/Erez
The Norwegian physician has been to Gaza a number of times, the last was during the Israeli offensive in 2012.
An internationally renowned activist and member of the Norwegian
socialist party the Red Party, Gilbert specialises in anaesthesia, and
heads the Department of Emergency Medicine at the North Norway
"I feel as though I moved from a colourful world, where people enjoy
freedom and peace, to the world of Gaza where life, peace and security
are simply non-existent," he says while examining all cases that arrive
in the hospital
He adds that his visit to Gaza this time is different. "The entire
Gaza Strip has become a military target for Israeli warplanes; there is
no safe place here. You can hear the air raids everywhere and see fear
and anxiety on the faces of all the people and children." https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/europe/12805-norwegian-surgeon-witnesses-israeli-war-crimes-in-gaza