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Column: US mental health associations accomplices in killing of Palestinians

Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and the head of the mental health unit at the Palestinian health ministry, argues in a column for Middle East Eye that leading US psychiatric associations have published one-sided condemnations which have made them "accomplices of the oppression and killing of Palestinians". 

"The statements by the world's leading psychiatric associations neglect the historical context and cast a blind eye to the besieged population in Gaza, half of whom are children. They make no mention of the horrific bombardment of the tiny enclave or what many rights groups are now calling a genocide against Palestinians," she writes.

"By the same token, the statements totally ignore the psychological impact and trauma of the occupation."

Column: Why US mental health associations justify Israel's genocidal attack on Gaza

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Family members grieve as the bodies of victims are taken for burial from the Al-Aqsa hospital in the town of Deir Al-Balah, Gaza, on 15 October, 2023 (AFP)