Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Isreal Used White Phosphorous on Civilians

In particular, the Israeli government and military illegally used this horrific weapon on a UN-run school in Gaza. Some photos of that attack can be found below, but for a full library of photos by UNRWA official photographer, Iyad al Baba, please check here.

This week Amnesty International called for an arms embargo on Israel, as well as Hamas, in response to that country's unflinching use of illegal weaponry against civilians - such as flechette shells. In South Lebanon, Israel scattered hundreds of thousands of cluster bombs throughout civilian residential and farmland areas in the final 72 hours of the July 2006 conflict - despite the presence of an agreed-upon ceasefire.


  1. Seriously, I'm just amazed that investigations and such rubbish were necessary to produce headlines on this way after the fact. For pete's sake, anyone watching the Israeli attack on Gaza could see the white phosphorus as it fell like rain day after day in full public view clearly in densely populated areas. It was a war crime committed in full public view, on live TV, over and over and over again with no shame whatsoever.

  2. Anonymous6:55 PM

    "Whether Israel is using white phosphorus illegally or not in its latest war against Islamist militants in Gaza, the issue may be gaining too much focus, says Garlasco from HRW, and could be "a red herring." "



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