Monday, 12 January 2009

Israeli using phosphorus shells near civilian areas

Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli army of illegally firing phosphorus shells fired ear civilian areas.

White phosphorus sticks to human skin and will burn right through to the bone.

The Israeli military has used phosphorus shells during its bombardment of Lebanon in 2006.

The US military in Iraq admitted using white phosphorus as a weapon in the assault on Falluja in 2004 - after initial denials.

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