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Gaza victims' burns increase concern over phosphorus

Photographic evidence has emerged that proves that Israel has been using controversial white phosphorus shells during its offensive in Gaza, despite official denials by the Israel Defence Forces. 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 lawThe Times has identified stockpiles of white phosphorus (WP) shells from high-resolution images taken of Israel Defence Forces (IDF) 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.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Jan. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (8)
  • Great! So we do still manufacture something here in the Good Ol' USA!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Doesn't Hamas use the Palestinian people as human shields? I doubt that the IDF is purposefully using these on civilians. I wish terrorists would fight fair.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Of course Israel isn't meaning to bomb civilians. They aim at UN Schools, aide vehicles and children huddled together in houses the Israeli military told them not to leave on accident.
    Even Israel is now admitting that there were no Hamas militants at the school they bombed, despite their previous lies to the contrary. I wonder how many more "accidents" have to happen before a Palestinian child is considered as valuable as an Israeli one.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • So what? They are fighting terrorists. If I had my way Id nuke em.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • I say nuke them, the hamas militants need to be stopped.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • It's pretty interesting that most all of the casualties in this massacre are civilians. The IDF is killing families, family by family. They are committing crimes while you moms support the murders of these innocent people!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Well perhaps if the oh-so-brave Hamas weren't using civilians as human shields then the civilian casualty numbers might not be so high. Gotta love the terrorists who hide behind women and children. Yup. Those are real men alright.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Jan. 9, 2009


    For some reason the Israelis thought what the Nazis did was a good idea, so now they are doing the same to the Palestinians...the ones who welcomed the Jewish People with open arms.


    Answer by patientmama at 2:06 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

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