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Rights group: Israel uses incendiary bombs in Gaza

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JASON KEYSER
ASSOCIATED PRESS [1]
Monday, Jan 12, 2008

JERUSALEM — Human Rights Watch said Sunday that Israel’s military has fired artillery shells with the incendiary agent white phosphorus into Gaza and a doctor there said the chemical was suspected in the case of 10 burn victims who had skin peeling off their faces and bodies.

Researchers in Israel from the rights group witnessed hours of artillery bombardments that sent trails of burning smoke indicating white phosphorus over the Jebaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. But they could not confirm injuries on the ground because they have been barred from entering the territory.

The chief doctor at Nasser Hospital in southern Gaza said he treated several victims there with serious burns that might have been caused by phosphorus. He said, however, that he did not have the resources or expertise to say with certainty what caused the injuries.

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Rights group: Israel uses incendiary bombs in Gaza 161008pptv2 [2]

The substance can cause serious burns if it touches the skin and can spark fires on the ground, the rights group said in a written statement calling on Israel not to use it in crowded areas of Gaza.

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[3] Israel phosphorous bombs keep going to Gaza: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-phosphorous-bombs-keep-going-to-gaza.html

[4] Video shows evidence of phosphorus bombs in Gaza: http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-shows-evidence-of-phosphorus-bombs-in-gaza.html

[5] Gaza victims’ burns increase concern over phosphorus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gaza-victims-burns-increase-concern-over-phosphorus.html

[6] Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-rains-fire-on-gaza-with-phosphorus-shells.html

[7] Israel Used Depleted Uranium Munitions During Gaza Offensive: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-used-depleted-uranium-munitions-during-gaza-offensive.html

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