Did Israel Use White Phosphorus in Gaza?

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By Ben Cohen


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Israel Using White Phosphorus In Gaza

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The

Guardian


is now reporting that Israel possibly used White Phosphorous in its


attack on Gaza - which would constitute a War Crime. White Phosphorous has been banned as a weapon of war by


the United Nation's third convention on conventional weapons for its


devastating effects on people (it literally eats people's flesh). The


evidence has been supported by video footage and independent reports


from Amnesty International, and will do massive damage to Israel's


credibility.

50,000 people are now without housing in Gaza, and the catastrophic damage to the region is now becoming apparent.
International opinion is firmly opposed to Israeli violence against
Palestinians, but American support renders it useless. Will Obama
change course? There's room for hope, but so much damage has already
been done, the prospects look dim.