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Israel army use white phosphorous in latest attack on Gaza

Medical examinations point to the continued use of prohibited weapons by Israel in Gaza

Saleh Naami , Monday 18 Apr 2011
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Ihab Keheal, head of the justice department’s medical examiner’s office in the Gaza Strip, has stated that examinations conducted by his office have unveiled evidence indicating that the Israeli army used white phosphorous and other internationally prohibited weapons in its latest operation in Gaza.

Making his comments in a press statement released Monday, Keheal said that the bodies of Palestinians killed in the latest escalations were torn apart and charred to the extent that they were barely recognizable.

Keheal added that his office was conducting delicate tests to discover the instruments used by the occupation army in its operations on civilians, including weapons and chemical munitions forbidden under international law.

The Palestinian Ministry of Justice, according to Keheal, is in contact with committees responsible for documenting war crimes as well as Palestinian and international rights organizations.

He hopes the reports issued by his office could be used to try the Israeli occupation for its crimes in an international court of justice.

In this way, expalined Keheal, it is of the utmost importance that the world is aware that the occupation forces persist in using internationally forbidden weaponry against Palestinian civilians. He called on the world to take responsibility and protect civilians especially in light of Israel’s renewed threats of launching military operations on the Gaza Strip.

In the aftermath of Operation Cast Lead, which claimed the lives of 1,400 Palestinians, most of which were civilians, Israel admitted using white phosphorous against civilian targets in the strip.   

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DougBuchanan.com
20-04-2011 05:20am
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white phosphorous
Having carried white phosphorous grenades in Vietnam, as an infantry officer, but having never used any, and understanding the repugnance of such a weapon, I am always interested in military use of such weapons. The examples are consistent. For verifiable reasons requiring too many words for this forum, the Israeli military will escalate the malicious nature of their attacks on people, using repugnant weaponry, until a threshold percentage of the world can no longer tolerate the Israelis (or Jewish people), and destroys the Israeli government, perhaps more, for the same reason the US military will continue dumping thousands of tons of America's nuclear waste on other countries, as "depleted uranium" artillery projectiles shot in America's ongoing Presidential Ego Gratification Wars. "Depleted uranium" artillery has been openly verified as vastly increasing cancer deaths where they are used. Not soon enough, but certain, the world, including common Americans, will end their tolera
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Loraine
19-04-2011 07:21am
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White Phosphorus Against Palestinian Civilians
Shame, shame on Israel!!!
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fran
19-04-2011 01:49am
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bias?
You start off your article with the assumption that there is a credible "justice department" of a government which tortures and kills its own dissenters, that executes prisoners even in violation of Palestinian Law. Then you assume that he has the credibility to speak of "international law crimes" when Hamas has just fired a guided missile at an occupied school bus and over 10,000 at Israeli civilians, while using the Palestinians in Gaza as human shields. You finish by saying "more than half" of the 1400 killed were civilians when Hamas itself has stated that at least 700 were its own fighters. This is NOT news and it does NOT lead to understanding and peace.
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JohnWV
18-04-2011 03:23pm
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Israel
Jews have always been persecuted. Israel continuously provides evidence of the causal Jewish behavior. Did German Jews acquire disproportionate media, financial and political power as they have in the United States? Did their collective exercise of this power to benefit themselves to the detriment of Goyim Germans precipitate the Holocaust? America’s multiple and continuing mid east wars have all been initiated with the urging of AIPAC, the Conference of Presidents, and other Israeli agencies. All have benefited Israel at our expense. American Jews were central to, and grossly enriched by, the Wall Street obscenity. Israel is a tribal theocracy, a Jewish, racist apartheid state by, of, and for the chosen people. It feigns and exploits alliance, but an ally Israel will never be.
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