To cover the advances of its illegal, barbaric incursion into Gaza, is Israel is deploying white phosphorus shells?
Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, and the use of white phosphorus (Willy Pete) in civilian areas is forbidden. Israel, which is a serial violator of international conventions in ‘defence’ of its apartheid, racist state, used white phosphorus in its attack on Lebanon in 2006.
The Geneva Treaty of 1980 stipulates that white phosphorus should not be used as a weapon of war in civilian areas, but there is no blanket ban under international law on its use as a smokescreen or for illumination. Charles Heyman, a military expert and former major in the British Army, said: “If white phosphorus was deliberately fired at a crowd of people someone would end up in The Hague. White phosphorus is also a terror weapon. The descending blobs of phosphorus will burn when in contact with skin.”
Israel continues to refuse a cease fire which would allow humanitarian aid into Gaza and medical supplies are running dangerously low.