Monday, January 12, 2009

Is Israel shelling Gaza with white phosphorus?

Commenter 1a drew my attention to this statement (Yahoo):
Human Rights Watch said Sunday that Israel's military has fired artillery shells with the incendiary agent white phosphorus into Gaza and a doctor there said the chemical was suspected in the case of 10 burn victims who had skin peeling off their faces and bodies.
On 11 Jan, Sharon at Tales to Tell blogged from Gaza:
I am again at Ramattan watching these weird phosphorous bombs falling on the city.
Sharon notes that the Geneva Treaty of 1980 explicitly prohibits the use of white phosphorous -- which burns the skin -- in civilian areas. continues to track the latest posting by Sharon and others live-blogging the situation from Gaza.

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