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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cast lead - burning phosphorus

This blog was one of the first to state that Israel was using phosphorus in Gaza and to reject the notion that the IDF could use the excuses of technical exemptions for their use of chemical weapons in urban areas.Al Jazeera:

Al Jazeera has learnt that a total of 53 installations used by the United Nations Relief and Works agency, Unrwa, were damaged or destroyed during Israel's Gaza campaign including 37 schools - six of which are being used as emergency shelters - six health centres, and two warehouses.

White phosphorus - a high-incendiary substance that burns brightly and for long periods on contact with the air - is often used to produce smoke screens.

But it can also be used as a weapon producing extreme burns when it makes contact with human skin.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has reported a brigade of paratroop reservists fired about 20 white phosphorus shells into the built-up area of Beit Lahiya on January 17, which landed in the UN-run compound where the two Palestinian children were killed and severe burns were inflicted on 14 other people.

Amnesty International, the London-based rights group, has accused Israel of war crimes over its use of the munitions in heavily populated areas.


Right into a school. A UN school. They knew exactly where the school was. The school containing hundreds of refugees from Israel's scorched earth policy in Gaza.

13 Comments:

At 28/1/09 4:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the school was packed with refugees like they say then a lot more would have been killed or injured given the nature of phosporus.

I smell a rat in this report. Maybe there were Hamas fighters in the schools who were killed but they managed to hide the bodies since it would have been good press of the Israelis.

 
At 28/1/09 5:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to post on this tim? Doesn't involve any jews through so it may not be worth your while.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/massacre-in-the-sri-lanka-safe-zone-1517850.html

 
At 28/1/09 6:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are more photos here:
News Zealand

 
At 28/1/09 8:51 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and surprisingly, no comment on the latest actions of the hamas-affiliated group cruelly trying their best to bring about more devastation to their people.

well, maybe not so suprising actually.

can i take lack of comment/condemnation as support?

 
At 28/1/09 9:02 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what if there were Hamas fighters in the school? Its their land, the Israelis are the occupiers. I suppose you support the Yankee colonists wiping out the Indians because they used bows and arrows to defend their land, and had the cheek to hide in the wigwams to surprise the invaders.

The crap that surfaces on this issue in defense of the indefensible would be funny if it werent justifying a genocide.

 
At 28/1/09 10:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what if there were Hamas fighters in the school? Its their land, the Israelis are the occupiers.

I think you might be incorrect here it is not Hamas land they are a rogue element that over threw the government and purposely use school and hospitals to carry out attacks knowing that Israel will look bad for attacking them. It is a war that is fraught both in the media and also on the battle lines. I think even the UN inspectors have blamed some of this on Hamas. I am not pro Israel however I do not think it is possible to take sides of anyone in this war as we NZ'ers are not part of it... both sides are at wrong here and both have good points... this war is far to complicated for finger pointing and name calling.

There is no simple solution however if Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland can find peace there may be a chance. As for the use of Phosphorus this is a war is it not what next am uproar for using bullets in guns when fighting a a war. Come on get real.

 
At 29/1/09 1:08 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamas respect of the UN

United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Chief John Holmes blasted Hamas Tuesday for its "cynical" use of civilian facilities during recent hostilities in the Gaza Strip

 
At 29/1/09 11:16 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Hamas had mobile rocket units deployed around schools and other civilian targets to draw Israeli fire and create positive PR through civilian deaths.

Hamas have shown that they are not above the torture and execution of their people so sacrificing more of their people would be a logical strategy to gain the world's sympathy.

Fortunately it's not working as only fringe commentators like bomber and tim have picked it up without deeper questioning.

 
At 29/1/09 11:42 am, Anonymous Samclemenz said...

It does no good to comment on this thread in light of the Anonymous brigade with their preposterous posts...
Even so, it must be said that there are a great (majority) number of people here and around the world that know the true story behind this Israeli aggression and their depserate attempts to cloud their genocide in Palestine. You can run but you can't hide! Someday you're going to pay a HEAVY toll - someday soon, I sincerely hope!

 
At 29/1/09 11:47 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you still here issuing idle threats you degenerate anti-semite?

I'm hiding right now because my ip address is dynamic

 
At 29/1/09 3:06 pm, Anonymous Samclemenz said...

Anonymous, you hit the nail square on the head calling me an Anti-Semite. I am 100% against what you Semite killers are doing to your neighbours in Gaza. I am 100% against your Anti-Humanitarian and War-Mongering ways. And I am 100% against the methods you Semite's openly use to manipulate government policies within other sovereign nations to your Economic and Ideological advantage and benefit!
I am 100% salvageable in my attitude of forgivness should you change your ways and come to your senses concerning your behaviour in the world community. However, it's going to take a 100% turn-around in your current course of ideology, religion (if that's what you want to call it), and selfishly exclusive anti-humanitarian attitude!

AND I am also 100% certain that unless you do change your ways - if I were to meet one of you Semite's (or whatever tag you want to hide behind) in a dark alley and I had a baseball bat you would not walk out of the alley! So fuck off Semite Boy, you're a dick!

 
At 29/1/09 3:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hamas have shown that they are not above the torture and execution of their people so sacrificing more of their people would be a logical strategy to gain the world's sympathy.

As I recall it was the Israelis who have recently murdered hundreds of innocent woman and children.

 
At 30/1/09 10:15 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND I am also 100% certain that unless you do change your ways - if I were to meet one of you Semite's (or whatever tag you want to hide behind) in a dark alley and I had a baseball bat you would not walk out of the alley! So fuck off Semite Boy, you're a dick!

Threatening violence because somebody in the world is killing somebody else?
Charming.

at least you admit you are an anti-semite skinheadsam.

Btw, hows prison treating you?

 

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