On August 20, 2018, Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF – Doctors Without Borders) acknowledged that one of its nurses, Hani Majdalawi, opened fire on Israeli troops stationed along the Gaza border.
By refusing to seriously address the politicization of The Lancet and the antisemitism of some of its authors, the medical journal and its editor Richard Horton have demonized the Israeli medical community and the Jewish people.
The Lancet's Dr. Richard Hortons Editorial Fails Credibility Test: He must apologize and retract Gaza letter
Hortons editorial in this weeks Lancet marks another step towards ending the exploitation of this journal for demonizing Israel. At the same time, however, Horton failed to retract or apologize for his own central responsibility for the mendacious An Open Letter for the People of Gaza in July 2014.
NGO Monitor calls for The Lancets Open Letter for the People of Gaza to be removed from its website immediately and for Editor Richard Horton to issue a formal retraction and apology, both on the website and the next hard copy issue.
Highlighting Mads Gilberts background of ideological extremism, NGO Monitor reminds journalists and others of his radicalpolitical and ideological biases.
Rivka Hecht maintains that instead of promoting medical assistance on the basis of universality and political neutrality, medical NGOs and their representatives have become central players in the political conflict.