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Jerusalem, Jan 10, (RHC).- Evidence has emerged proving that Israel has been using controversial white phosphorus shells during its offensive in Gaza, despite official denials by Tel Aviv. There is also evidence that the rounds have injured Palestinian civilians, causing severe burns. The use of white phosphorus against civilians is prohibited under international law. According to a story published by The Times UK, stockpiles of white phosphorus (WP) shells have been identified from high-resolution images taken of Israeli artillery units on the Israeli-Gaza border this week. The pale blue 155mm rounds are clearly marked with the designation M825A1, an American-made WP munition. The shell is an improved version with a more limited dispersion of the phosphorus, which ignites on contact with oxygen, and is being used by the Israeli gunners to create a smoke screen on the ground. The rounds, which explode into a shower of burning white streaks, were first identified by The Times last weekend when they were fired over Gaza at the start of Israel's ground offensive. There are now reports that Palestinian civilians have been injured by the bombs, which burn intensely. Hassan Khalass, a doctor at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, told The Times that he had been dealing with patients who he suspected had been burnt by white phosphorus. Muhammad Azayzeh, an emergency medical technician in Gaza City, said: "The burns are very unusual. They don't look like burns we have normally seen. They are third-level burns that we can't seem to control." Victims with embedded WP particles in their flesh have to have the affected areas flushed with water. Particles that cannot be removed with tweezers are covered with a saline-soaked dressing. Nafez Abu Shaban, the head of the burns unit at al-Shifa hospital, said: "I am not familiar with phosphorus but many of the patients wounded in the past weeks have strange burns. They are very deep and not like burns we used to see."
Well, you have HAMAS saying it was IDF, yet IDF is saying that it was HAMAS? Who was doing the shooting? Could have been some IDF troop, could have been some HAMAS sniper.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Since Israel won't let 3rd party news reporters in, I guess we really don't know for sure about any reports, one way or the other, will we? Even the US allowed reporters in when they invaded Iraq.
US Engineering Corps officers have arrived in southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah to monitor the Egypt-Gaza border and unearth underground tunnels in the area, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi
According to the report, the US Military deployed troops to the area several weeks ago, at Israel’s request, in light of its statements that Egypt is doing nothing to curb weapons smuggling into Gaza through the Rafah border.
- US troops are securing Gaza border
- US weapons are used
- US policymakers back ups operation
- US peoples are funding the war
- US president is following Israels orders
- Tens of US politicians have double nationality
... I just call it USrael these days. And I am not misleading this thread, just answering your questions, giving my opinions. Crime is already done, and I just witness that my self.
Originally posted by JanusFIN
Report: US officers deployed along Egypt-Rafah border