Comments:Human Rights Watch: Israel used white phosphorus on densely populated areas in Gaza
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User Kasaalan pointed out that The Times (of London) made similar accusations a few days ago. The IDF offered several different explanations.
- Gaza victims' burns increase concern over phosphorus Times Online (January 8)
- Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells Times Online (Dateline December 5, but probably a typo for January 5.)
Here are some other links he posted for background information:
- UN Briefing dodges question of White Phosphorus weapons in Gaza (RealPlayer file) Not sure on what it says.
- Israel admits phosphorus bombing in 2006 BBC BBC link directly addressing the issue but in 2006.
I personally don't find the IDF explanations convincing, but then, Israel (nor the US, apparently supplying these shells) didn't ratify the conventions that limit their use.
They may not have agreed but that does not make it right to use these weapons in dense civilian areas. 184.108.40.206 04:58, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Israel is acting full criminal and disregards every thing is not in his interest. Irak was invaded by far less reasons (LOL reasons). So, what's hell ONU is waiting for to make an effective EMBARGO to Israel' criminals government?