By Ben Cohen
A report in the BBC is stating that the Israeli army "will investigate claims it used white phosphorous illegally during its three-week offensive in Gaza". This is akin to Mike Tyson launching an investigation into the "claims" that he bit Evander Holyfield's ear.
The fact that Israel is not outright denying the fact is a strong indication that they did indeed use a chemical that burns through human flesh.
The world MUST hold Israel to account for this, despite the excitement over Barack Obama. The crimes committed in Gaza are extensive and well documented, and Israel should pay a price for them.