Saturday, March 28, 2009

Al Jazeera Reports: Gazans Tell of Being Targeted with White Phosphorus During War

Al Jazeera English TV, March 26, 2009 - "According to Human Rights Watch, Israel's use of white phosphorus in their offensive on the Gaza Strip constitutes a war crime, which Israel strenuously denies. Phosphorus ignites in oxygen in temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius and daily temperatures were much hotter than that when the war was carried out in Gaza in January. It is almost impossible to put out, and if it comes into contact with human flesh it can burn to the bone. Sabah Abu Halima, who lost her husband and four of her children in the war tells her story."

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