Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Rain of Fire: Human Rights Watch Report Details Israel's Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza Op

Human Rights Watch, March 24, 2009 - This newly released 71-page report, "Rain of Fire: Israel's Illegal Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza" provides witness accounts of the devastating effects that white phosphorus munitions had on civilians and civilian property in Gaza. Human Rights Watch researchers in Gaza immediately after hostilities ended found spent shells, canister liners, and dozens of burnt felt wedges containing white phosphorus on city streets, apartment roofs, residential courtyards, and at a United Nations school. The report also presents ballistics evidence, photographs, and satellite imagery, as well as documents from the Israeli military and government.

A PDF of the full report is available at the link.

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