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Bethlehem – Ma’an – Apart from white phosphorus, the Israeli army used a variety of other weapons in densely populated civilian areas of Gaza in the three-week conflict, Amnesty International alleged on... more.. e-mail
The South at war -- in Gaza
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8217;Part of the problem was the IDF’s expansive definition of a military target.’ Throughout the recent war in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) insisted that... more.. e-mail
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Gaza -- Losses are huge in the Gaza Strip with many of the devastated population still in tears, some little kids afraid to return to school today. The environmental effects will... more.. e-mail
Palestinian infant dies after inhaling white phosphorous emissions
Palestinian Information Center 1/25/2009
GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian female infant called Nansi Sa’eed was proclaimed dead on Sunday after the deterioration of her health as a result of inhaling toxic gas emitted... more.. e-mail
Israeli doctors: Hundreds of wounded Palestinians in danger of dying due to Israeli closure
Saed Bannoura, International Middle East Media Center News 1/25/2009
Some of the injured have unprecedented symptoms that docors say are indications that Israeli forces used internationally-banned weapons in Gaza. - A group of Israeli doctors with Physicians for Human Rights... more.. e-mail
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Gaza – Ma’an – Israel’s three week war caused 170 million US dollars in damage to the agriculture sector in Gaza, the Agriculture Minister in the de facto government reported on Saturday... more.. e-mail
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Ma’an News Agency 1/25/2009
Gaza – Ma’an – An infant girl died in a Gaza hospital on Sunday after breathing in the chemical white phosphorus from Israeli shells in the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City, Palestinian... more.. e-mail
Israel to shield Gaza war soldiers
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Israel will give legal protection to soldiers who fought in the three-week offensive in the Gaza Strip, Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, has said. " The commanders and soldiers sent... more.. e-mail
Growing concern over Israel’s weapons use
Donald Macintyre in Atatra, northern Gaza Strip, The Independent 1/23/2009
Whether from delayed shock or not, Mahmoud abu Kalima was almost dispassionate as he pointed to the hole in the roof made by the artillery shelling which killed his father... more.. e-mail
Starve Them; Shoot Them; then Give Them Cancer
James Brooks, Vermonters for a Just Peace, Palestine Monitor 1/22/2009
An Inquiry into Israel’s use of DIME weaponry in of the Gaza Strip - At the end of 2006, James Brooks from Vermonters for a Just Peace published... -- See also: Israel's Weapons in Gaza more.. e-mail
UN releases Gaza attack photos
Al Jazeera 1/22/2009
The United Nations has released images of what it believes are white phosphorus munitions raining down on one of its compounds during Israel’s war on Gaza. The pictures... -- See also: Photostory: Israel attacks UN school in Gaza more.. e-mail
Worse than an earthquake
Kathy Kelly writing from Rafah, occupied Gaza Strip, Electronic Intifada 1/22/2009
"And really we don’t know enough about the kinds of weapons that have been used against Gaza." Traffic on Sea Street, a major thoroughfare alongside Gaza’s coastline, includes... more.. e-mail
Alarm spreads over use of lethal new weapons
Erin Cunningham, Electronic Intifada 1/22/2009
GAZA CITY, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) - Eighteen-year-old Mona al-Ashkar says she did not immediately know the first explosion at the United Nations school in Beit Lahiya had blown her left... more.. e-mail
British minister urges probe of Israeli phosphorus
Middle East Online 1/22/2009
LONDON - British Foreign Office minister Lord Mark Malloch-Brown called Wednesday for an investigation into whether Israel used white phosphorous during its war on Gaza. "We must make sure the facts... more.. e-mail
Profound psychological damage in Gaza
Eva Bartlett writing from the occupied Gaza Strip, Electronic Intifada 1/21/2009
The streets leading from the seriously-damaged Wafa rehabilitation center in Shejaiyeh were filled with black filth smelling of sewage. The hospital -- attacked on 12 January with a chemical bomb that... more.. e-mail
Self-defence is no defence
Michael Paulin, The Guardian 1/21/2009
As more testimony emerges from the ruins of Gaza, evidence is stacking up that Israel has a war crimes case to answer Under Article 51 of the UN... more.. e-mail
Investigate now
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In the aftermath of the war, the questions arise. Now, as the last IDF soldiers leave the Gaza Strip and the plumes of smoke and dust dissipate over the ruins... more.. e-mail
Israel and the white heat of justice
John Palmer, The Guardian 1/21/2009
A political solution for Gaza must not preclude the investigation of war crimes, including Israel’s use of white phosphorus. Amnesty International has now joined the United Nations and... more.. e-mail
Message from the Church of God in Gaza
Fr Manuel Mussallam - Gaza, Palestine Chronicle 1/21/2009
Note: A message has arrived from courageous and widely admired pastor of the Catholic Church in Gaza, Fr Manuel Mussallam, written on 20 January, speaking of the plight of... more.. e-mail
Gaza war munitions investigated
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it will open an investigation into Israel’s alleged use of depleted uranium during the 22-day offensive in the Gaza Strip... more.. e-mail
UN to probe claim Israel used depleted uranium bombs in Gaza
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United Nations organizations said yesterday that it will investigate complaints that Israel used depleted uranium projectiles in the course of the fighting in Gaza, causing health and environmental damage. The... more.. e-mail
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Israel denied on Wednesday its armed forces used ordnance with depleted uranium during the Gaza Strip offensive, and said that could be proven by any United Nations investigation. Responding to... more.. e-mail
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Middle East Online 1/21/2009
VIENNA - The UN nuclear watchdog said Wednesday it would investigate if Israel had used ammunition containing depleted uranium during its 22-day military offensive on Gaza. Arab countries accused Israel... more.. e-mail
Israeli army investigates use of white phosphorus in Gaza
Owen Bowcott, The Guardian 1/21/2009
The Israeli army is investigating its forces’ widespread use of white phosphorus during the Gaza offensive, the daily paper Ha’aretz has reported. The inquiry comes as more... more.. e-mail
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Israel has admitted – after mounting pressure – that its troops may have used white phosphorus shells in contravention of international law, during its three-week offensive in the Gaza Strip. One of... more.. e-mail
Jordanian doctors returning from Gaza: 90% of injuries from phosphorus bombs
Palestinian Information Center 1/21/2009
AMMAN, (PIC)-- The Jordanian medical team that returned from the Gaza Strip told a press conference in Amman on Tuesday that 90% of injuries suffered by Palestinians in the Israeli... more.. e-mail
Israeli army use of phosphorus in Gaza probed
Middle East Online 1/21/2009
TEL AVIV - Israel’s army has launched an inquiry into whether paratroopers used banned white phosphorus shells close to civilians during the Gaza offensive, a newspaper said Wednesday. Haaretz... more.. e-mail
Israeli administration moves to sidestep war crimes tribunals
PNN, Palestine News Network 1/21/2009
Bethlehem -- Allegations of war crimes are being readied for international courts, including from a group of lawyers in Brussels and the United Nations that has just named five nominees to... more.. e-mail
Photostory: Israel attacks UN school in Gaza
UNRWA photographer Iyad El-Baba, Electronic Intifada 1/20/2009
On 17 January 2009, Israeli forces bombed a school run by the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. Around 1,600 Palestinians... more.. e-mail
Israel accused of war crimes over phosphorus use
Ian Black, Middle East editor, The Guardian 1/20/2009
As Palestinians yesterday counted the human cost of the conflict, Israel was again accused of war crimes for using white phosphorus munitions. " Such extensive use of this weapon in Gaza... more.. e-mail
IAEA to probe Arab claim Israel used uranium ammo on Gaza
Reuters, Ha’aretz 1/21/2009
The United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday it would look into a claim by Vienna-based Arab ambassadors that Israel may have used ammunition containing depleted uraniumon the Gaza Strip... more.. e-mail
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Rory McCarthy in Gaza City, The Guardian 1/20/2009
Doctors in Gaza described today how they had struggled to treat dozens of patients with terrible and unusually deadly burns consistent with white phosphorus weapons, during Israel’s three-week... more.. e-mail
An international investigation deems Israeli use of white phosphorus in city a war crime
PNN, Palestine News Network 1/20/2009
Gaza -- As some doctors and medical supplies are being allowed in to the Gaza Strip to work on the thousands of injuries, Amnesty International delegates found that the Israeli use... more.. e-mail
Israel accused of war crimes
Al Jazeera 1/20/2009
Human rights group Amnesty International has accused Israel of war crimes, saying its use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated areas of the Gaza Strip was indiscriminate and illegal... more.. e-mail
Report From Gaza: Strongest Weapon of All
Kathy Kelly - Gaza, Palestine Chronicle 1/19/2009
Dr. Atallah Tarazi, a General Surgeon at Gaza City’s Shifaa Hospital, invited us to meet him in his home, in Gaza City, just a few blocks away from... more.. e-mail
Arab states say Israel used ammo in Gaza that contained depleted uranium
The Associated Press, Ha’aretz 1/20/2009
Arab nations accused Israel on Monday of blasting Gaza with ammunition containing depleted uranium, and urged the International Atomic Energy Agency to investigate reports that traces of it had been... more.. e-mail
Outcry over weapons used in Gaza
Al Jazeera 1/19/2009
Medics working in the Gaza Strip have condemned Israel’s use of suspected "new weapons" that inflict horrific injuries they say most surgeons will not have seen before. Dr... more.. e-mail
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Robert Booth, The Guardian 1/19/2009
The Guardian has obtained vivid footage of the effect of white phosphorus allegedly used by Israel during a bomb attack on Gaza last week. The film was made by Fida... more.. e-mail
Amnesty accuses Israel of war crimes over use of white phosphorus in Gaza
Reuters, Ha’aretz 1/20/2009
Human rights group Amnesty International accused Israel of war crimes on Monday, saying its use of white phosphorus munitions in densely populated areas of Gaza was indiscriminate and illegal. White... more.. e-mail
Arabs: Israel ammo in Gaza had depleted uranium
Associated Press, YNetNews 1/19/2009
Saudi ambassador to Austria expresses ’deep concern regarding information that traces of depleted uranium have found in Palestinian victims’; IAEA urged to launch investigation - Arab nations accused Israel... more.. e-mail
Palestinian infant poisoned by illegal factory’s chemical runoff
Ma’an News Agency 1/19/2009
Tulkarem – Ma’an – A Palestinian child is suffering from bizarre health problems after coming in contact with runoff from an Israeli factory illegally constructed near the West Bank city of Tulkarem... more.. e-mail
VIDEO - White phosphorus in Gaza: the victims
The Guardian 1/19/2009
Ayman al Najar, 13, tells how he lost his sister, grandfather and cousin in a bomb attack on 14 January in Khoza’a, southern Gaza. Five days later his...
Untold stories lie buried in the rubble
Kim Sengupta, The Independent 1/19/2009
As the guns fell silent in Gaza, the terrible human cost of the three weeks of bloody carnage began to be tallied. After 22 days of air strikes and shelling... more.. e-mail
White phosphorus: 'The patient came back smoking'
Eva Bartlett writing from the occupied Gaza Strip, Electronic Intifada 1/18/2009
It’s hard to believe it can get worse, but daily it does. Last week, I saw the white phosphorus clouds doctors have written about and condemned. From a... more.. e-mail
22nd Day of Continuous IOF Attacks on the Gaza Strip
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 1/17/2009
54 Palestinians killed by IOF during the reporting period: Victims include 43 unarmed civilians, 17 of them children: IOF continue to bombard civilian houses and UN schools : Gaza death toll... more.. e-mail
CEASEFIRE: One dead by Israeli fire - Medics uncover reeking bodies - At least 1,246 killed in total - Clashes reported
Ma’an News Agency 1/18/2009
Gaza – Ma’an – A Gazan farmer is dead and his son injured by Israeli fire less than ten hours after Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Sunday morning... more.. e-mail
Norwegian doctor says Israel used new weapon in Gaza
Amira Hass, Ha’aretz 1/19/2009
Some Palestinian casualties in the Gaza Strip were wounded by a new type of weapon that even doctors with previous experience in war zones do not recognize, according to Dr... -- See also: 'Tungsten bombs' leave Israel's victims with mystery wounds more.. e-mail
Defense attempting to block report about anthrax trial
Yossi Melman, Ha’aretz 1/19/2009
The Defense Ministry is attempting to block or delay the release of a new report criticizing the Israel Institute for Biological Research in Nes Tziona for its experiment on an... more.. e-mail
Israel accused of war crimes over 12-hour assault on Gaza village
Peter Beaumont in London, The Guardian 1/18/2009
Israel stands accused of perpetrating a series of war crimes during a sustained 12-hour assault on a village in southern Gaza last week in which 14 people died. In... -- See also: VIDEO - Shocking evidence of Israeli phosphorus use in Gaza emerges more.. e-mail
VIDEO - Shocking evidence of Israeli phosphorus use in Gaza emerges
Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian 1/17/2009
Residents of Khuza’a, near Khan Younis, describe Israeli soldiers shooting at people attempting to rescue wounded, at women waving white flags, an Israeli bulldozer attempting to bury civilians... -- See also: Israel accused of war crimes over 12-hour assault on Gaza village more.. e-mail
Fears Raised over Use of Chemical Weapons [January 11 – January 17]
MIFTAH, MIFTAH 1/17/2009
Israel’s assault on Gaza entered its third week today, January 17, as the death toll reached a staggering 1,200 dead. Amongst the dead, 410 were children, while some 5,300 Palestinians... more.. e-mail
22nd day under attack: Israel shells UN school, death toll in Gaza 1,200
Ghassan Bannoura & Agencies, International Middle East Media Center News 1/17/2009
As the Israeli military operation entered its 22nd day on Saturday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that the death toll have reached by midday today to 1,200... more.. e-mail
Israel’s Gaza myths
Jonathan Cook in Nazareth, Al-Ahram Weekly 1/15/2009
The media continues to parrot Israel-friendly half-truths about Gaza. We have all heard the shocking news from Gaza: nearly 1,000 dead after less than three weeks of Israeli... more.. e-mail
Dr. Hassanein: Israel used weapons melting human bodies
Palestinian Information Center 1/17/2009
GAZA, (PIC)-- Dr. Muawiya Hassanein, the director of ambulance and emergency in the health ministry, revealed that the IOF troops used weapons against civilians never seen before which melt human... more.. e-mail
Israeli forces shell UN school, killing mother and son
Ma’an News Agency 1/17/2009
Israeli warplanes dropped incendiary white phosphorus shells, killing three people. Palestinian medics say they found three completely burnt bodies covered in phosphorus. - Gaza official toll reaches 1,205 - Israeli forces shelled... more.. e-mail
Israeli ’Phosphorous Shells’ Incinerate 1,000s of Tons of UN Food as Gaza Starves
Ibrahim Barzak and Ben Lynfield, MIFTAH 1/17/2009
ISRAELI shells set ablaze a food warehouse at UN headquarters in Gaza yesterday, destroying tons of emergency rations intended for needy Gaza civilians, a senior UN official said. A pall... more.. e-mail
1000 tons of explosives and white phosphorus dropped on Gaza in 22 days
Palestinian Information Center 1/17/2009
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The Israeli 10th TV channel has disclosed that the Israeli occupation forces had used half of the air force and launched at least 2500 air raids over... more.. e-mail
United Nations under attack, deaths throughout the Strip
PNN, Palestine News Network 1/17/2009
Gaza - Continuing the brutal attack on the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces again targeted a UNRWA school. The death toll rose to 1,203 Palestinians killed on the twenty-second day. The number... more.. e-mail
Medics recover two bodies near Khan Younis
Ma’an News Agency 1/17/2009
Gaza – Ma’an – Palestinian medical crews recovered the bodies of two brothers who were killed by Israeli fire in the Al-Fakhari area east of Khan Younis on Saturday. The dead were... more.. e-mail
Video shows evidence of phosphorus bombs in Gaza
Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian 1/16/2009
Gaza doctors detail burns to entire victims’ bodies from chemical that is forbidden to be used as a weapon - Video showing injuries consistent with the use of white phosphorus... more.. e-mail
VIDEO - Phosphorus bombs in Gaza – the evidence
The Guardian 1/16/2009
On Tuesday 13 January Israeli forces attacked Khoza’a, a small rural community east of Khan Yunis in the south of the Gaza Strip. Missiles containing white phosphorus were... more.. e-mail
Gazans count the cost of war
Al Jazeera 1/16/2009
Israeli forces use more white phosphorus - The rubble of the al-Quds hospital in Gaza City was still smouldering early on Friday as a relative lull in fighting gave Palestinians the... more.. e-mail
Gaza invasion: Powered by the U.S.
Robert Bryce, Salon.com 1/16/2009
Taxpayers are spending over $1 billion to send refined fuel to the Israeli military -- at a time when Israel doesn’t need it and America does. Jan. 16, 2009... more.. e-mail
Israel’s lab in Palestine
Mel Frykberg, Al-Ahram Weekly 4/26/2007
Disturbing reports allege that Israel is using Gaza as a field to experiment its new lethal weapons Doctors in Gaza have been reporting strange wounds on the bodies... more.. e-mail
UNRWA: Israel used White Phosphorus on building
Middle East Online 1/16/2009
PACIFICA – United Nations Relief and Works Agency spokesperson Christopher Gunness said the UNRWA compound in Gaza is burning with flames from white Israeli phosphorus shells, Democracy Now! reported Thursday. “There... more.. e-mail
Israeli forces bomb three hospitals and UN headquarters in Gaza City on Thursday
Justin Theriault, International Middle East Media Center News 1/15/2009
As Israeli forces pushed their way deeper into Gaza on Thursday, they shelled and bombed everything in their path, including three hospitals and the UN Headquarters. Hospital officials in the... more.. e-mail
Gazans tell of ordeal as war rages
Al Jazeera 1/15/2009
With more than 1,000 Palestinians dead amid Israel’s war on Gaza - more than 300 of them children - Al Jazeera spoke to citizens of the territory struggling to surivive under... more.. e-mail
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Amira Hass, Ha’aretz 1/15/2009
The earth shaking under your feet, clouds of choking smoke, explosions like a fireworks display, bombs bursting into all-consuming flames that cannot be extinguished with water, mushroom clouds of pinkish-red... more.. e-mail
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Gaza hospitals have recently reported incoming patients with severe burns on their bodies, sometimes down to the bone. It is literally mindboggling for Palestinians to see how some... more.. e-mail
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UN claims phosphorus attack - Gaza – Israeli ground forces backed by tanks invaded Gaza City from the south on Thursday morning while warplanes bombed the city center, causing thousands to flee... more.. e-mail
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Gaza – Ma’an – Israeli jets fired a controversial chemical weapon on a United Nations facility in Gaza City on Thursday, UN officials are now claiming. The building was struck by as... more.. e-mail
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Iyad El Baba/UNICEF-oPt, IRIN - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 1/16/2009
TEL AVIV, 15 January 2009 (IRIN) - A huge fire was raging in the compound of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNWRA) after it was hit by Israeli tank shells... more.. e-mail
Israelis shell hospitals and UN HQ
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Three hospitals and a UN compound have been bombed by Israel as troops continue to advance into the densely-populated Gaza City. Around 500 people were sheltering in the Al-Quds hospital... more.. e-mail
Medics: elderly man dies with white flag in his hand
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Gaza -- The central route through the heart of Gaza City is under attack with Israeli warplanes firing into Omar Al Mukhtar Street, a boulevard divided by green and lined with... more.. e-mail
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Andrew Sparrow, The Guardian 1/15/2009
1. 54pm: When David Miliband delivered a statement to the Commons about Gaza on Monday, it became clear that MPs feel very strongly about the conflict. The Israelis were fiercely... more.. e-mail
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Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 1/14/2009
Doctor: "We do not fully understand why some of the injured are bleeding internally, because we can find no X-ray evidence of foreign objects inside their bodies." - PCHR is... -- See also: Israel's Weapons in Gaza more.. e-mail
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Saed Bannoura & Agencies, International Middle East Media Center News 1/15/2009
Ninety organizations, mainly French, decided to prosecute Israel at the International Court for committing War Crimes against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip as the Israeli offensive left more... more.. e-mail
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Press release, Al Mezan, Electronic Intifada 1/14/2009
Monday night and today saw a serious escalation of the violence of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in the Gaza Strip in the past week. Starting at 10pm yesterday, the... more.. e-mail
Israel Has Managed to Lose Again
Gilad Atzmon, Palestine Think Tank 1/14/2009
Haaretz reported today that IDF Senior officials "believe that Israel should strive to reach an immediate cease-fire with Hamas, and not expand its offensive against the Palestinian Islamist group in... -- See also: Ha'aretz story more.. e-mail
Gaza under cloud of white phosphorous
PressTV 1/14/2009
Live Press TV footage from Gaza City shows parts of the densely populated strip enveloped by fatal clouds of Israeli white phosphorous. The footage taken moments ago by the crew... more.. e-mail
Group accuses Israel of firing white phosphorus into Gaza
Ben Wedeman, CNN 1/12/2009
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- The international group Human Rights Watch is accusing Israel of firing weapons containing white phosphorus into Gaza. The group demands that the alleged practice cease. Israel is declining... more.. e-mail
Gaza: Israel under fire for alleged white phosphorus use
Robert Marquand and Nicholas Blanford, Christian Science Monitor 1/13/2009
On Tuesday, the Israeli army denied using white phosphorus munitions. A Norwegian doctor claims Israel is using Gaza as a ’test laboratory for new weapons,’ including Dense Inert... -- See also: Israel's Weapons in Gaza and Warfare of the Future, Today? The DIME Bomb: Yet another genotoxic weapon more.. e-mail
Depleted uranium found in Gaza victims
PressTV 1/4/2009
Medics tell Press TV they have found traces of depleted uranium in some Gaza residents wounded in Israel’s ground offensive on the strip. Norwegian medics told Press TV... more.. e-mail
Rights Group: Israel Used Incendiary Bombs
CBS News 1/12/2009
CBS/AP) 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... more.. e-mail
IOF Continue Attacks Across the Gaza Strip for the 18th Consecutive Day:
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 1/13/2009
51 Palestinians Killed, Including 17 Unarmed CivilianVictims include 3 Children, 5 Women and One Physician: Current Death Toll is 936 People, Including 635 Unarmed Civilians and 165 Members of the... more.. e-mail
Phosphorus mortar shell detected in Negev
Ilana Curiel, YNetNews 1/14/2009
Hazardous shell located in Eshkol Regional Council a day after hitting ground, causing no damage. ’Potential danger of using such a rocket is enormous,’ says community’s... more.. e-mail
Hamas ’launches first phosphorus rocket’ at Negev; no injuries reported
Anshel Pfeffer, Yanir Yagna and Eli Ashkenazi, Ha’aretz 1/15/2009
Palestinian militants fired a phosphorus rocket at Israel for the first time yesterday, one of 17 fired into Israel as fighting entered its 19th day. The phosphorus rocket exploded in... more.. e-mail
1 dead, dozens injured in Gaza by suspected white phosphorus munitions
Richard Boudreaux and Yasser Ahmad, Los Angeles Times 1/11/2009
Doctors treating the wounded say the shelling apparently contained the intensely burning, toxic munition. Villagers say the firing came from the Israeli border. - Palestinian villagers said the shelling came from... more.. e-mail
Rights group: IDF using white phosphorous bombs in attacks on Gaza
The Associated Press, Ha’aretz 1/12/2009
Human Rights Watch said Sunday that Israel’s military has fired artillery shells packed with the incendiary agent white phosphorus over populated areas of Gaza, including a crowded refugee... more.. e-mail
Gazans fear Israel using phosphorus
Al Jazeera 1/11/2009
Doctors in Gaza City have told Al Jazeera that people have been admitted suffering burns consistent with the use of the controversial chemical white phosphorus. Human rights campaigners say that... more.. e-mail
’Israel used white phosphorous explosives’
Atul Aneja, The Hindu 1/12/2009
DUBAI: Doctors in Gaza are reporting that at least 55 persons have been injured on Sunday due to exposure to burning white phosphorous used in shells fired by the Israeli... more.. e-mail
Gaza victims’ burns increase concern over phosphorus
Michael Evans, Defence Editor and Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem, Times of London 1/8/2009
Photographic evidence has emerged that proves that Israel has been using controversial white phosphorus shells during its offensive in Gaza, despite official denials by the Israel Defence Forces. There is... more.. e-mail
Human Rights Watch: Israel using white phosphorus munitions in Gaza
Reuters, Ha’aretz 1/11/2009
A leading human rights group on Saturday accused Israel of using white-phosphorus munitions during its offensive in the Gaza Strip and warned of the risk to Palestinian civilians who live... more.. e-mail
Human Rights Watch: 'Israel is using white-phosphorus against Gaza'ť
Saed Bannoura & Agencies, International Middle East Media Center News 1/10/2009
The 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons clearly states that armies are not allowed to use inflammatory weapons even against military targets that are amongst civilian population. - Human Rights Watch (HRW... more.. e-mail
Israel ’using white phosphorus’
Al Jazeera 1/10/2009
Human Rights Watch has called on Israel to stop using white phosphorus which it says has been used in military operations in the densely populated Gaza Strip. The US-based group... more.. e-mail
Criticism of Israel’s War Crimes Mounts
Jonathan Cook - Nazareth, Palestine Chronicle 1/9/2009
Criticism by international watchdog groups over the increasing death toll in Gaza mounted this week as the first legal actions inside Israel were launched accusing the army of intentionally harming... more.. e-mail
Israel accused of using phosphorus shells in Gaza
Middle East Online 1/9/2009
LONDON - Israel is using white phosphorus shells in its offensive on the Gaza Strip, the Times newspaper reported on Thursday, citing photographic evidence despite Israeli denials. The daily said it... more.. e-mail
Criticism of Israel’s war crimes mounts
Jonathan Cook, Electronic Intifada 1/9/2009
Criticism by international watchdog groups over the increasing death toll in Gaza mounted this week as the first legal actions inside Israel were launched accusing the army of intentionally harming... more.. e-mail
POLITICS: U.S. Weaponry Facilitates Killings in Gaza
Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service 1/9/2009
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 8(IPS) - The devastating Israeli firepower, unleashed largely on Palestinian civilians in Gaza during two weeks of fighting, is the product of advanced U.S. military technology. The... more.. e-mail
Airburst shells ’are danger to civilians’
Peter Beaumont and Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian 1/9/2009
Israel’s use of white phosphorus airburst shells over the densely populated Gaza Strip came under fresh criticism last night for endangering civilians. The New York-based Human Rights Watch... more.. e-mail
Death is in the Air
Palestine Monitor, Palestine Monitor 1/6/2009
Israel’s decision to utilize banned weapons in the massacre of Gaza highlights their willingness to achieve their objective at any human cost. Since the ground Invasion began three... more.. e-mail
Israelis deny using phosphorus
Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian 1/6/2009
The Guardian, Israeli military spokesmen deny that their forces have used phosphorus in Gaza, despite photographs and film of munitions showing similar characteristics to the potentially lethal shells. The Israelis... more.. e-mail
UAE sends fifth de-mining team to South Lebanon
Daily Star 11/7/2007
BEIRUT: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Project for the Support and Reconstruction of Lebanon dispatched to Lebanon on Tuesday a fifth team of explosives experts from the UAE national army... more..
Israeli cluster bomb wounds 3 civilians in South
Mohammed Zaatari Daily Star staff, Daily Star 11/5/2007
Three people were wounded on Sunday by a cluster bomb in the southern village of Tallousah, in Marjayoun. Abbas Khalil, Mohammad Khalil and Hafez Milhim were wounded while working in... more..
Israel impeding effort to clear cluster bombs
Daily Star 10/18/2007
BEIRUT: Ninety percent of the land contaminated by cluster bombs in South Lebanon should be cleared by the end of 2008, the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Center (UNMACC), said... more..
What A ’Safe’ Cluster Bomb Did
Rebecca Murray, The Electronic Intifada, Oct 17, 2007, Electronic Intifada 10/17/2007
TYRE, Lebanon, 15 October (IPS) - The explosion ripped through the tiny garden in rural south Lebanon, hurling Naemah Ghazi to the ground. The shrapnel from the bomb sliced through her... more..
LEBANON: What A ’Safe’ Cluster Bomb Did
Rebecca Murray, Inter Press Service 10/15/2007
TYRE, Lebanon, Oct 15(IPS) - The explosion ripped through the tiny garden in rural south Lebanon, hurling Naemah Ghazi to the ground. The shrapnel from the bomb sliced through her... more..
Cluster bomb kills British deminer
Compiled by Daily Star staff, Daily Star 10/12/2007
A British demining expert was killed Thursday in an explosion from a cluster bomb in Southern Lebanon left over from last year’s summer 2006 war, a UN spokeswoman... more..
Israeli cluster bomb kills Brit deminer in Lebanon
Middle East Online 10/11/2007
First Published 2007-10-11, Last Updated 2007-10-11 12:23:36 Israel’s cluster bombs have killed many indiscriminately 36-year-old Briton killed in accident while supervising team clearing... more..
British UN worker killed by Israeli bomb in southern Lebanon
Ghassan Bannoura - IMEMC News, International Middle East Media Center 10/11/2007
A British man, working for the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC) in Lebanon, was killed on Thursday when an Israeli cluster bomb exploded near him. Bint Ijbail village... more..
Israel admits it used phosphorus weapons
The Guardian 10/23/2006
Minister says shells hit Hizbullah targets · MP shocked by deployment in war -- The Israeli government has admitted that it used controversial phosphorus weapons in its attacks against targets during its... more..
Gaza doctors encounter 'unexplained injuries'
By Donald Macintyre, Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel / The Independent 9/7/2006
Gaza - Published: 04 September 2006 by The Independent Doctors in Gaza are reporting what they say are unexplained injuries among the dead and wounded in operations by the... more..
Gaza doctors encounter 'unexplained injuries'
Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel / The Independent 9/4/2006
Doctors in Gaza are reporting what they say are unexplained injuries among the dead and wounded in operations by the Israeli military, which have killed more than 200 Palestinians in... more..
Bil’in Demonstrators Attacked by Experimental Weapons
International Solidarity Movement 9/1/2006
One Palestinian and one Israeli were also hit with a sponge bullet, which places needles within the skin and sucks out blood. -- Friday afternoon, the first of September 2006, the... more..
Israel bans reporting of use of "unique" weapons in Lebanon
Redress Information & Analysis 7/25/2006
Israel has issued new censorship guidelines banning reporting of the "use of unique kinds of ammunition and weaponry" in Lebanon. This comes amid reports that Israel is using chemical weapons... more..
Belgian doctor: Israel using chemical weapons
Expatica 7/20/2006
BRUSSELS — The Israeli military is using chemical weapons during its bombing of Lebanon, a Belgian-Lebanese professor claimed during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. The press conference was organised... more..
Are New Weapons Being Used In Gaza and Lebanon
By David Halpin MB BS FRCS, Information Clearing House 8/14/2006
Gulf News reported a claim by Dr Al Saqqa, Head of the Emergency Unit of El Shifa Hospital, Gaza on 7-07-06 that the Israeli Occupation Force was using... more..
New, Deadly Weapons Used by Israel on Lebanon, Gaza
By Paola Manduca, Palestine Monitor/Arab News 8/14/2006
By now there are countless reports, from hospitals, witnesses, armament experts and journalists that strongly suggest that in the current offensive, Israeli forces are using “new weapons” in Lebanon and... more..
Israel's new advanced weapons
Uruknet 8/10/2006
Sensor Fuzed Weapon -- Memories Documented Rami is wondering about new weapons being used against civilians. I saw a documentary about such a weapon, here's how it works. There are these... more..
Cluster bombs await returning Lebanese
AlJazeera 8/14/2006
One person has been killed and at least 12 others injured when cluster bombs exploded as Lebanese returned to their homes after the ceasefire announcement. An Israeli cluster bomb exploded... more..
Haniyya questions whether Palestinian Authority can survive
The Daily Star 8/10/2006
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya said Wednesday that Israel's attacks against his government raised questions over the continued existence of the Palestinian Authority. "We need to debate the future of... more..
Haniyeh: I was targeted with poison gas
Jerusalem Post 8/7/2006
The Hamas government on Monday accused Israel of trying to assassinate Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh with a poisonous substance sent to his office in Ramallah in an envelope... more..
Palestinians Probe Suspicious Envelope
The Guardian 8/8/2006
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinians launched an investigation Monday after seven people were hospitalized when one of them opened a suspicious envelope addressed to Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, officials said... more..
Poisoned package sent to Haniyeh
YNet News 8/7/2006
At least four Palestinian clerks hospitalized after opening package thought to contain dangerous substance. Package arrived at office of Haniyeh's deputy in Ramallah. Haniyeh himself doesn't go to West Bank... more..
Israel attempts to assassinate Palestinian P.M, by an envelope containing suspicious material
International Middle East Media Center 8/7/2006
Five Palestinian Government employees were hospitalized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after inhaling suspicious material that was in an envelope addressed to the Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyya... more..
[uruknet.info] Researchers: US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza

IDF using phosphorus shells to train, against international law
By Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz 11/10/2005
The Israel Defense Forces has been using phosphorus shells in training exercises, a practice forbidden in inhabited areas under international law. Several weeks ago... more..
Israel's poisonous aerial spraying of Negev crops illegal, endangers health of Bedouin villagers
Electronic Intifada/Arab Association for Human Rights 7/6/2004
On seven occasions, over a period of two years, the Israeli government has sent planes to the Negev to spray the crops of Bedouin... more
Dimona’s Buried Nuclear Waste Spreads Cancer and Sterility in Southern Hebron and Negev
International Press Center 7/6/2004
GAZA, July 6, 2004 (IPC + Agencies) - - Nearly 70 cancer cases and the sterile rate soared to 62% among males and females in the villages... more
Zionist forces mutilate bodies of martyrs
Palestinian Information Center 6/29/2004
Nablus - An independent Palestinian authority catering for citizens’ rights has urged the international community to send an investigative team to scrutinize Palestinian accusations against... more
Israel Troops Kill 7 Palestinians in Raid
Free Republic 6/26/2004
AP ^ | Jun 26, 6:55 PM (ET) | ALI DARAGHMEH --NABLUS, West Bank (AP) - Acting on a tip, Israeli troops ambushed Palestinian militants holed up... more
The Pentagon's Secret Psychopharmacological Warfare Program
By Edward Hammond, Rense.com 7/3/2002
In The Futurological Congress (1971), Polish writer Stanislaw Lem portrayed a future in which disobedience is controlled with hypothetical mind-altering chemicals dubbed "benignimizers". Lem's... more
Chemical Warfare Agents
Federation of American Scientists 11/8/1998
This file lists the known chemical agents currently in military applications worldwide. The datafile does not include several agents (chlorine, for example) which have... more
*Nerve Agents*
By Swabbie
Physically, nerve agents are odorless, almost colorless liquids varying in viscosity and volatility. They are moderately soluble in water and fairly stable unless strong... more
Arafat Calls On Israelis To Stop Using Illegal Weapons And End Violence
Islam Online 2/15/2001
AMMAN, Feb 14 (IslamOnline) - Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on Wednesday accused Israel of escalating the situation in the Palestinian territories and warned that things... more
It's a Gas, Gas, Gas
By Cynthia Cotts, Village Voice November 13 - 19, 20
The Washington Post and Newsday have tried in vain to determine the exact nature of the gas used in Russia. Maybe Congress should be... more
VIDEO: Are Israelis Using Nerve Gas on Palestinian Civilians?
IndyBay.org 9/30/2002
The following report is corrobarated by the above video which shows the effects of what appears to be Israeli nerve gas on Palestinian civilians... more
World Reactions to the Latest Developments in the Palestinian Territories - 13/2/2001
Palestinian National Information Centre 2/13/2001
Time 17:00-The Palestinian Health Ministry announced today that the ministry has formed a committee composed of specialists in order to study the... more
UPDATE: Israeli invasion of Gaza refugee camps leave 7 dead and 65 injured meanwhile strict lock down of Palestinian territories continues
Palestine Monitor 10/11/2003
On Friday October 10th, the 6th consecutive day that Gaza has been held under complete closure, Israeli occupying forces invaded the refugee camps of... more
What gas is Israel using?
By Jennifer Loewenstein and Angela, Electronic Intifada 10/9/2003
Here is a disturbing ordeal that has not yet been mentioned in any mainstream US papers or media. It exposes some shocking aspects of... more
Israeli Invasion Of Gaza
Palestine Monitor 10/11/2003
On Friday October 10th, the 6th consecutive day that Gaza has been held under complete closure, Israeli occupying forces invaded the refugee camps of... more
Israeli Caterpillars Continue Uprooting Olive Trees in Al Zawyia
International Press Center 6/20/2004
Al ZAWYIA, June 20, 2004 (IPC+Agencies)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) caterpillar bulldozers uprooted on Saturday nearly 100 olive trees in Al Zawyia... more
Israel Uses Chemical Weapons against Palestinian Civilians
WAFA - Palestine News Agency 6/12/2004
TEL AVIV, June 12, 2004, (WAFA)- The Israeli Peace Bloc said that Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have used a tear-gas which causes state of... more

New and unknown deadly weapons used by Israeli forces
'direct energy' weapons, chemical and/or biological agents suspected in a macabre experiment of future warfare

By Professor Paola Manduca, Global Research 8/7/2006

By now there are countless reports, from hospitals, witnesses, armament experts and journalists that strongly suggest that in the present offensive of Israeli forces against Lebanon and Gaza 'new weapons' are being used.

New and strange symptoms are reported amongst the wounded and the dead.

Bodies with dead tissues and no apparent wounds; 'shrunken' corpses; civilians with heavy damage to lower limbs that require amputation, which is nevertheless followed by unstoppable necrosis and death; descriptions of extensive internal wounds with no trace of shrapnel, corpses blackened but not burnt, and others heavily wounded that did not bleed.

Many of these descriptions suggest the possibility that the new weapons used include 'direct energy' weapons, and chemical and/or biological agents, in a sort of macabre experiment of future warfare, where there is no respect for anything: International rules (from the Geneva Convention to the treaties on biological and chemical weapons), refugees, hospitals and the Red Cross, not to mention the people, their future, their children, the environment, which is poisoned through dissemination of Depleted Uranium and toxic substances released after oil and chemical depots are bombed.

Right now, the Lebanese and Palestinian people have many urgent and impellent problems, yet many people believe that these episodes cannot and must not pass ignored. In fact several appeals have been launched to scientists and experts with a view to investigating the issue.

With the intent of responding to such appeals, we have set up a team to investigate the testimonies, the images, and possibly the material evidence that delegations and NGOs will be able to bring from the affected areas. We want to offer support to the health institutions of Lebanon and Palestine, which ask constantly for help and external verification and monitoring, and we are examining all available materials in order to formulate hypotheses which can be verified or disproved.

We ask for the active participation of our (Italian) scientific institutions, and, following the request from medical personnel in the conflict area, we are requesting that the UN set up an international independent verification and investigation committee, with a view to facilitating entry into the conflict zone, as well as collecting material and testimonies directly in the field, and undertaking inquries and verifications concerning the various claims regarding these new kinds of weapons of mass destruction being used by Israeli forces in Lebanon. We request that such investigating teams be set up immediately, and that procedures be defined and implemented with a view to supporting future investigations. Of particular concern is the issue of how to collect and store samples from the different theatres, with a view to preserving important information regarding the various impacts of these weapons.

We ask that the international committee have access to all sources of information, that it be fully operational, while abiding by relevant investigative procedures, including cross-checking of information between different laboratories. The international committee is to report to the competent authorities, including the Human Rights tribunals and international courts, if appropriate..

As people and as scientists, we are offering our time and expertise in order to reach an understanding of the underlying facts, in the belief that a perspective of justice, equity and peace among people can be reached only with the respect of the rules defined up to now within the international community of nations. The issue pertains to the behavior of the parties in an armed conflict.

We ask that the respect of these rules be verified in the context of the present conflict.

We invite scientists to contribute to this effort by offering their specific competences. In particular we seek collaboration of toxicology experts, pharmacologists, anatomy pathologists, doctors with an expertise in trauma and burns, chemists.

They can reach the working group at the E-mail address: nuovearmi@gmail.com Paola Manduca, Professor of.Genetics, University of Genova, Italy

Gaza Strip
Palestinian injuries suggest Israel is using chemical weapons in Gaza

Ma'an News Service 7/11/2006
Ma'an- The Palestinian ministry of health revealed on Monday that the Israeli army has used a new type of explosive in its offensive on the Gaza Strip. These explosives contain toxics and radioactive materials which burn and tear the victim's body from the inside and leave long term deformations.

The ministry called upon the international community and the humanitarian organizations to send an international medical community to examine the victims and confirm the truth about these banned weapons that Israel appears to be using.

The ministry showed that most of the injuries which the hospitals receive result from huge explosions which cause burning and severing of limbs, including the inner parts of the body. This causes long term deformations.

It is added that doctors in Gaza have been forced to amputate limbs of at least 12 injured Palestinians as a result of injuries sustained in the current Israeli offensive on the Strip.

Israel 'is using chemical ammunition'
Gulf News 7/11/2006
Dubai: A doctor at a Palestinian hospital has accused Israel of using a type of chemical ammunition which causes burns and injuries in soft tissue and cannot be traced by X-ray.

Chemical or depleted uranium could have been used in producing the new type of ammunition according to Dr Jomaa Al Saqqa, head of the Emergency Unit at Gaza's main medical facility, the Al Shifa Hospital.

In a telephone interview, Al Saqqa told Gulf News that operation Summer Rain was not just the code name of a military operation launched by Israel against Gaza since June 26.

"It is a live exercise on a new ammunition that, so far, has resulted in killing 50 Palestinians and injuring 200," he said.

He said he was not yet sure about the kind of chemical being used because the Israeli Army had bombed the only criminal laboratory in Gaza on the first day of the assault.

Dr Saqqa who has been working in the Al Shifa Hospital for almost 10 years said he had never seen such wounds before.

At the beginning of the Summer Rain operation I noticed that people's wounds looked strange.

I thought it was just because the attack was from a close distance or that the temperature of bullets penetrating the bodies of injured or killed people were so high they were causing burns.

I later found out that all wounds referred to the hospital since the start of the operation were very similar.

"I also noticed that despite the damage in internal soft tissue in the bodies of injured people, the fragments were not detected by X-ray. In other words, they had disappeared or dissolved inside the body."

Al Saqqa urged the international health authorities to come to Gaza and check the wounds of people in Al Shifa Hospital.

"The situation is very bad because out of the 200 injuries there are 50 children who are suffering badly because of their internal wounds caused by the new kind of ammunition," he said.

Gulf News contacted the spokesman for the Israeli Army but he was not available for comment.

Ministry of Health report on toxic Israeli weapons confirmed by Gaza City medical sources
Palestine News Network 7/13/2006
Director of Public Relations at Gaza City’s Al Shifa Hospital, Dr. Juma Al Sakka, confirmed the Palestinian Ministry of Health’s report from earlier this week which stated that Israeli forces are using toxic weapons in the Gaza Strip.

The doctor spoke on Thursday, giving the death count at 85 Palestinians in the Strip since the latest Israeli attack began. Among the dead are 34 children under the age of 13. And as of Thursday afternoon, 300 Palestinians are injured.

Dr. Al Sakka told Voice of Palestine Radio that the Israeli army is using new types of non-conventional weapons against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip during the recent attacks. He said, “They are targeting the Palestinian body with unconventional weapons and with that comes a phenomena we have not seen before in any Israeli bombardment we have lived through for many years.”

He continued, “The hospital is central and sees almost all cases of injuries and deaths as a result of Israeli against the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip. These Israeli bombings are entering the body and fragmenting, causing internal combustion leading to up to fourth degree internal burns, exposing the bone, and affecting the tissue and skin.”

The doctor added, “These tissues die, they do not survive, which obliges us to perform arm or leg amputations, and there are fragments which penetrate the body and do not show up on X-rays. When entering the body they spark like a combustion firearm, but not chemically. They seem radioactive.”

He confirmed that there were dozens of wounded legs and arms. Many of them had been burned from the inside, and distorted to the point that they cannot return to life again.

Yesterday, Wednesday, was one of the most bloody of all in the recent attacks. Israeli forces killed 25 Palestinians. Dr. Al Sakka said, “It is escalating day after day. Yesterday alone Israeli forces killed 25 and injured dozens. Among them so many were children.”

Dr. Al Sakka revealed that the Israelis completely destroyed by the lab which would help in diagnosing such cases. “We no longer have the ability to make these examinations on phenomena that we see is not normal.”

He called on the international community to examine the latest weapons however the doctor reported that “no one has lifted a finger.” Dr. Al Sakka complained that he did not see any foreign medical institution interested in the use of new weapons and their affects on the human body. He said, “What we found were journalists who came to take pictures, but as for the medical community, nothing.”

Israel intensifies Gaza action
AlJazeera 7/11/2006
Palestinian medics said on Tuesday that patients treated in Shifa hospital in Gaza and bodies at the mortuary presented unusual burns, raising concerns that Israel was using chemical weapons.

Israel has begun fresh air strikes in the Gaza Strip after pledging to intensify its military offensive on the territory that has killed 51 Palestinians in two weeks.

One Palestinian was killed and four others wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes in the northern industrial zone of Bait Hanun, medics said on Tuesday.

The Israeli military confirmed an air raid in the Bait Hanun area of northern Gaza, the site of two earlier strikes on Tuesday.

Israeli aircraft also carried out two overnight air strikes against a bridge in the northern Gaza Strip and against a "gunman" west of the Karni transit point for goods entering and leaving the Palestinian territory, a spokesman said.

Ground troops are massed on the eastern and northern border of the impoverished territory - one of the most densely populated areas on earth - and are also stationed east of Gaza City and in the south near a defunct airport.

Israel says the massive operation is to secure the release of a captured soldier on June 25, and halting Palestinian rocket attacks.

Palestinian medics said on Tuesday that patients treated in Shifa hospital in Gaza and bodies at the mortuary presented unusual burns, raising concerns that Israel was using chemical weapons.

Meanwhile, Israeli defence sources said the government had given the military the green light to continue and, if necessary, intensify the so-called Summer Rain offensive with infantry and armour poised to carry out "in depth" incursions.

The approval was granted during consultations late on Monday between Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, and the defence minister, Amir Peretz, who faced their biggest test since the new Israeli government took office on May 4.

Olmert is due to hold talks with military commanders on Tuesday with a view to continuing the offensive, the largest operation since Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip in September.

Chemical weapons?

In Shifa hospital, Dr al-Saqqa said most of the dead bodies taken to the facility were torn apart and completely burnt.

"Even bodies of the injured have been almost completely burnt. They have been deformed in a very ugly way that we have never seen before," he told Aljazeera channel.

Al-Saqaa, who heads the hospital's emergency service, said relatives had been unable to identify the dead victims.

"When we try to X-ray dead bodies, we find no trace of the shrapnel that hit the person killed," he said, adding that the bodies seemed to have been chemically burnt.

"We are sure that Israel is using a new chemical or radioactive weapon in the new operation. More than 25% of the injured are children, aged under 16."

Four teenagers playing football were among the dead on Monday.

At least 51 Palestinians have been killed since the operation started two weeks ago. An Israeli soldier also died as a result of "friendly fire", according to the Israeli military.

Doctors Report Unusual Weapon Used in Gaza
Pacifica/Free Speech Radio News 7/11/2005
Israel continues its air strikes in the Gaza Strip today, killing one and injuring four others. This, as staff members at a Gazan hospital accuse the Israeli army of using unconventional weapons in its attacks. Manar Jibrin reports.

Missiles fired from Apache helicopters killed at least one person and seriously injured two others in Biet Hanoun today. Israeli tanks shelled the main bridge leading to Biet Hanoun, destroying it and damaging several nearby houses.

Meanwhile, Palestinian medics are now saying that patients at the Shifa hospital in Gaza city and some bodies at the local morgue have unusual burns, raising concerns that Israel was using chemical weapons in its attacks on the Gaza Strip. Dr Jumaa Al Saqa the PR person in the hospital: “When the shrapnel hit the body, it causes very strong burns that destroy the tissues around the bones. When these shrapnel enters the body, it burns and destroys internal organs, like the liver, kidneys, and the spleen and other organs and makes saving the wounded almost impossible. As a surgeon, I have seen thousands of wounds during the Intifada, but nothing was like this weapon.”

The Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt remains closed after two weeks. Three out at least 4000 stranded there have died. Those stranded include an estimated 580 people who had traveled to Egypt for medical care.

IDF commander: We fired more than a million cluster bombs in Lebanon

By Meron Rappaport, Ha'aretz, 9/12/2006

"What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs," the head of an IDF rocket unit in Lebanon said regarding the use of cluster bombs and phosphorous shells during the war.

Quoting his battalion commander, the rocket unit head stated that the IDF fired around 1,800 cluster bombs, containing over 1.2 million cluster bomblets.

In addition, soldiers in IDF artillery units testified that the army used phosphorous shells during the war, widely forbidden by international law. According to their claims, the vast majority of said explosive ordinance was fired in the final 10 days of the war.

The rocket unit commander stated that Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) platforms were heavily used in spite of the fact that they were known to be highly inaccurate.

MLRS is a track or tire carried mobile rocket launching platform, capable of firing a very high volume of mostly unguided munitions. The basic rocket fired by the platform is unguided and imprecise, with a range of about 32 kilometers. The rockets are designed to burst into sub-munitions at a planned altitude in order to blanket enemy army and personnel on the ground with smaller explosive rounds.

The use of such weaponry is controversial mainly due to its inaccuracy and ability to wreak great havoc against indeterminate targets over large areas of territory, with a margin of error of as much as 1,200 meters from the intended target to the area hit.

The cluster rounds which don't detonate on impact, believed by the United Nations to be around 40% of those fired by the IDF in Lebanon, remain on the ground as unexploded munitions, effectively littering the landscape with thousands of land mines which will continue to claim victims long after the war has ended.

Because of their high level of failure to detonate, it is believed that there are around 500,000 unexploded munitions on the ground in Lebanon. To date 12 Lebanese civilians have been killed by these mines since the end of the war.

According to the commander, in order to compensate for the inaccuracy of the rockets and the inability to strike individual targets precisely, units would "flood" the battlefield with munitions, accounting for the littered and explosive landscape of post-war Lebanon.

When his reserve duty came to a close, the commander in question sent a letter to Defense Minister Amir Peretz outlining the use of cluster munitions, a letter which has remained unanswered.

'Excessive injury and unnecessary suffering'

It has come to light that IDF soldiers fired phosphorous rounds in order to cause fires in Lebanon. An artillery commander has admitted to seeing trucks loaded with phosphorous rounds on their way to artillery crews in the north of Israel.

A direct hit from a phosphorous shell typically causes severe burns and a slow, painful death.

International law forbids the use of weapons that cause "excessive injury and unnecessary suffering", and many experts are of the opinion that phosphorous rounds fall directly in that category.

The International Red Cross has determined that international law forbids the use of phosphorous and other types of flammable rounds against personnel, both civilian and military.

IDF: No violation of international law

In response, the IDF Spokesman's Office stated that "International law does not include a sweeping prohibition of the use of cluster bombs. The convention on conventional weaponry does not declare a prohibition on [phosphorous weapons], rather, on principles regulating the use of such weapons.

"For understandable operational reasons, the IDF does not respond to [accounts of] details of weaponry in its possession.

"The IDF makes use only of methods and weaponry which are permissible under international law. Artillery fire in general, including MLRS fire, were used in response solely to firing on the state of Israel."

The Defense Minister's office said it had not received messages regarding cluster bomb fire.

Israel accused of using phosphorous bombs in Lebanon; Israel defends its use of such weapons
Ma'an News 7/26/2006
(BEIRUT, 26 July (IRIN) - The Israeli military has defended itself following allegations by Lebanese government officials, doctors and an international human rights organisation that phosphorous bombs have been used, and have harmed civilians.

"The IDF's use of weapons and ammunition conforms to international law. The specific claims are being checked based on the information provided to us," the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) said in a statement sent to IRIN.

Lebanon's Information Minister Ghazi Aridi has said "Israel is using internationally prohibited weapons against civilians." Aridi failed to specify which weapons, but his comment followed claims that Israel had used bombs containing phosphorous.

Phosphorus is a chemical that burns the skin and increases risk of mortality because of the absorption of chemicals into the body resulting in organ failure. White phosphorus continues to burn until consumed completely or deprived of oxygen. In some cases it can burn right down to the bone.

"Israel has always used them [phosphorous bombs]," said Timor Goksel, a former spokesman of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) who served for over 20 years in southern Lebanon.

"[Phosphorous bombs were] mostly used in the terrain, not in urban areas, which is allowed. Phosphorus bombs are allowed to light up a battlefield, [but cannot be used] to firebomb buildings."

"I've seen the victims' burns in the hospital of Tyre, and they almost certainly have been caused by phosphorous bombs," he told IRIN.

Protocol III of the Geneva Conventions, to which Israel is a signatory, but with legal reservations, prohibits and restricts the use of incendiary weapons on civilian populations.

A Belgian doctor of Lebanese descent, Bachir Cham, heads the Assairane Hospital in the southern city of Sidon. "Following a bomb attack near Sidon, we had eight bodies brought to the hospital," said Cham. "Normally, people killed or injured by a bomb explosion or in a car accident show traces of burns or blood. But these bodies showed neither. The skin was completely black, while the muscle underneath was intact."

Cham, a heart and vascular specialist who taught at universities in Brussels and Paris, took 24 skin samples from the bodies and sent them to the World Health Organization in Geneva. He also took photos. According to Cham, similar burns cases have been reported in other hospitals. Doctors say many patients have been treated with severe burns in the southern city of Tyre.

The emergencies' director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), Peter Boukhaert, who is currently in Lebanon, said HRW researchers in Israel had been able to confirm Israel's use of phosphorus bombs along the border with Lebanon.

But deeper inside Lebanon, it had been harder to establish the use of phosphorus. "So far, the burns we've seen in Lebanon could have been caused by normal bombs fire."

Depleted Uranium and US-Israeli Bombs
By Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD., Media Lens 7/24/2006
The delivery of at least 100 GBU 28 bunker busters bombs containing depleted uranium warheads by the United States to Israel for use against targets in Lebanon will result in additional radioactive and chemical toxic contamination with consequent adverse health and environmental effects throughout the middle east.

Today, U.S., British, and now Israeli military personnel are using illegal uranium munitions- America's and England's own "dirty bombs" while U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and British Ministry of Defence officials deny that there are any adverse health and environmental effects as a consequence of the manufacture, testing, and/or use of uranium munitions to avoid liability for the willful and illegal dispersal of a radioactive toxic material - depleted uranium.

The use of uranium weapons is absolutely unacceptable, and a crime against humanity. Consequently the citizens of the world and all governments must force cessation of uranium weapons use. I must demand that Israel now provide medical care to all DU casualties in Lebanon and clean up all DU contamination. more..

Dr. Rokke is a former Director of the U.S. Army Depleted Uranium project.

Israeli Cluster Munitions Hit Civilians in Lebanon
Human Rights Watch 7/24/2006
(Beirut, July 24, 2006) – Israel has used artillery-fired cluster munitions in populated areas of Lebanon, Human Rights Watch said today. Researchers on the ground in Lebanon confirmed that a cluster munitions attack on the village of Blida on July 19 killed one and wounded at least 12 civilians, including seven children. Human Rights Watch researchers also photographed cluster munitions in the arsenal of Israeli artillery teams on the Israel-Lebanon border.

“Cluster munitions are unacceptably inaccurate and unreliable weapons when used around civilians,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “They should never be used in populated areas.”

According to eyewitnesses and survivors of the attack interviewed by Human Rights Watch, Israel fired several artillery-fired cluster munitions at Blida around 3 p.m. on July 19. The witnesses described how the artillery shells dropped hundreds of cluster submunitions on the village. They clearly described the submunitions as smaller projectiles that emerged from their larger shells.

The cluster attack killed 60-year-old Maryam Ibrahim inside her home. At least two submunitions from the attack entered the basement that the Ali family was using as a shelter, wounding 12 persons, including seven children. Ahmed Ali, a 45-year-old taxi driver and head of the family, lost both legs from injuries caused by the cluster munitions. Five of his children were wounded: Mira, 16; Fatima, 12; ‘Ali, 10; Aya, 3; and `Ola, 1. His wife Akram Ibrahim, 35, and his mother-in-law `Ola Musa, 80, were also wounded. Four relatives, all German-Lebanese dual nationals sheltering with the family, were wounded as well: Mohammed Ibrahim, 45; his wife Fatima, 40; and their children ‘Ali, 16, and Rula, 13.

....Human Rights Watch conducted detailed analyses of the U.S. military’s use of cluster bombs in the 1999 Yugoslavia war, the 2001-2002 Afghanistan war, and the 2003 Iraq war. Human Rights Watch research established that the use of cluster munitions in populated areas in Iraq caused more civilian casualties than any other factor in the U.S.-led coalition’s conduct of major military operations in March and April 2003, killing and wounding more than 1,000 Iraqi civilians. more..

Civilians Bear Fear, Injuries, Death, Grief
Truthout 7/25/2006
(AP) Tyre, Lebanon - Dirty bandages hid the worst of 8-year-old Zainab Jawad's swollen, bloodied nose Monday. Her arm, fractured in two places, was strapped to her chest.

Stretched out on a bed at Najem Hospital, Zainab squeezed her brown eyes shut as memories of the attack flooded back, some of her words muffled as she fought sobs.

A day earlier, Israeli bombs destroyed her family's home in the southern village of Ayta Chaeb. Then rockets slammed into the family's car as they fled.

"I don't want to remember, but I can't help it. What I remember most is the sound, the sound of the planes, and I was scared because I thought there were so many. I fell asleep last night, but all I could hear in my sleep were planes."

Zainab's aunt was in the next bed. Her mother, Usra Jawad, and 4-year-old brother, Mohammed, were across the hall. Mohammed's eyes fluttered as he slipped in and out of consciousness; his leg was in a cast to his hip. His mother's leg was in traction, with steel pins in several places.

The week before, Usra Jawad's three sisters visited her village to see the new family home. When the bombing started, the four sisters fled in a car with the two children, hoping to reach their parents' home north of Tyre.

But rockets hit their car. Two of the sisters, both teachers, were killed.

"Now I have no house. My sisters are dead," Usra Jawad said. "I can't do anything."

Jawad Najem, a surgeon at the hospital, said patients admitted Sunday had burns from phosphorous incendiary weapons used by Israel. The Geneva Conventions ban using white phosphorus as an incendiary weapon against civilian populations and in air attacks against military forces in civilian areas. Israel said its weapons comply with international law. more..

Lebanon Accuses Israel of Using Internationally Prohibited Weapons Against Civilians
An Nahar 7/16/2006
(AFP) President Emile Lahoud accused Israel on Sunday of using banned weapons against Lebanese civilians in its military offensive against the country.

Lahoud said Israeli forces have fired "phosphorus incendiary bombs, which are a blatant violation of international laws, ...against Lebanese civilians."

He called on the United Nations to help "deter Israel from using destructive weapons which violate human rights and the United Nations charter."

In an extraordinary meeting earlier Sunday, the Lebanese government also accused Israel of using banned weapons against Lebanese civilians.

"We are facing a real annihilation carried out by Israel," Information Minister Ghazi Aridi told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

"Israel is using internationally prohibited weapons against civilians," he said.

Military sources told Agence France Presse that Israel had used phosphorus incendiary bombs and implosion bombs, which suck up the air and collapse buildings.

Israel Likely Using White Phosphorus, DU, Gas in Lebanon
Wayne Madsen Report 7/23/2006
The Israeli military appears to be using poison gas on villages in south Lebanon. According to a former U.S. weapons expert who served in Iraq, the artillery shell in this photo (taken in Lebanon) is a chemical weapon delivery device. (Wayne Madsen Report)
July 20, 2006 -- WU.S. military intelligence sources have told WMR that the artillery shell shown below being used by an Israel Defense Force member in Lebanon, is a type of dual and multi-use weapon the neocons falsely accused Saddam Hussein of possessing. Although the canister artillery shell is marketed as an anti-land mine fuel-air bomb, its payload can also include the chemicals used in thermobaric bombs, white phosphorous weapons, and chemical weapons. Thermobaric bombs contain polymer-bonded explosives or solid fuel-air explosives in their payloads. Thermobarics use a fuse munition unit (FMU) such as that seen on the nose of the Israeli artillery shell. The shell penetrates buildings, underground shelters, or tunnels, creating such a blast pressure that all the oxygen is sucked out from the spaces and the lungs of anyone who happens to be in proximity. Israel's use of such "vacuum" weapons has been reported from across Lebanon.

The artillery shell below, with its FMU penetrator, can also be used to deliver chemical weapons, the use of which is also being reported from southern Lebanon. In addition, it can deliver white phosphorous, a substance that literally melts through skin but leaves clothing relatively intact. In Fallujah and elsewhere in Iraq, U.S. forces have used white phosphorous on civilians, leaving grotesque corpses as a psychological warfare reminder to the civilian population to surrender or evacuate an area. The photo from Sidon of a burnt and badly disfigured young Lebanese girl is a telltale sign of white phosphorous use by the Israelis. Similar photos from Fallujah were shown to this editor by a top investigative reporter for Italy's RAI television network.

U.S. military intelligence experts believe the ease at which the Israeli soldier is handling the artillery shell is an indication that the payload contains light-weight gas and not a fuel-air mixture or thermobaric bomb components. WMR continues to receive reports from Lebanon of depleted uranium shells being used by the Israelis. The New York Times today is reporting that the U.S. is stepping up its delivery of "precision-guided" munitions to Israel (see article below on Bush administration pre-planning for the Israeli invasions of Lebanon and Gaza).

Wayne Madsen is a former U.S. Naval officer who was assigned to the National Security Agency during the Reagan administration.

Report: Israel Using Banned Phosphorus Weapons
Democracy Now! 7/18/2006
Lebanon’s Information Minister Ghazi Aridi has accused Israel of using banned weapons in violation of international law. Reports in the Lebanese media have claimed that Israel has used phosphorus incendiary bombs and vacuum bombs that suck up air and facilitate building collapses. The use of incendiary weapons against civilians has been banned since 1980. The U.S. military used similar phosphorous weapons during the siege of Fallujuah in Iraq.

Single strike on Civil Defense post kills 20 civilians
Separate attack claims lives of 18 villagers heeding warning to flee
Daily Star 7/17/2006
BEIRUT/SOUTH LEBANON: At 6 p.m. Sunday, people with access to television listened in horror as LBC correspondent Haidar Houeila broke down on the air, describing the gruesome scene at the site of an Israeli strike against a Civil Defense outpost in Tyre that was housing scores of civilians.

"I can see parts of bodies, lots of families..." he said, his voice rising in terror. "It's all residential, there's nothing, nothing military here."

At least 20 civilians were killed and over 50 wounded, including an American woman who reportedly told Houiela: "Let this be a message to George Bush." At the time of the report, the death toll in Lebanon had passed 120. By 8 p.m. it was at least 140.

The strike happened as reports came that Israel was using internationally banned cluster and vacuum bombs and white phosphorous against civilians in Southern Lebanon.

"We have preliminary reports about unusual injuries that are different from injuries incurred from regular explosions - severe, abnormal burns," said Health Minister Mohammad Khalife, stressing that the reports had not been confirmed.

"We have a plan but we cannot make things more chaotic than they are. Health officials are there but to launch instructions without confirmation would do more harm than good," he said.

On Saturday, Israeli planes struck two pick-up trucks packed with evacuees from Marwaheen who had responded to warnings to leave their village.

The trucks, carrying over 30 people, had been turned away after attempting to seek refuge at a UN compound. They were less than 2 kilometers away when they were struck by Israeli missiles, killing 18 people, 11 of them children.

A Daily Star correspondent who arrived three hours later reported charred human limbs scattered over the area, creating a stench that reached as far as 50 meters away.

French and Italian UNIFIL soldiers appeared shocked at the ghastliness of the scene. One nurse burst into tears.

The team extinguished fires and collected the pieces of bodies before heading to the nearest hospital.

After the incident, Israel said it regretted civilians casualties, but maintained Hizbullah was intentionally operating from civilian areas.

Three more civilians were killed Saturday during an air raid on the Beirut-Damascus Highway, and five others were killed in the South, including one Egyptian national.

Poison Gas Used on Villages in South Lebanon
Wayne Madsen Report 7/20/2006
July 20, 2006 -- WMR reported that the Israeli military was using poison gas on villages in south Lebanon. According to a former U.S. weapons expert who served in Iraq, the artillery shell in a photo taken in Lebanon (below) is a chemical weapon delivery device. It is being handled by an Israeli Defense Force soldier and Hebrew lettering can be clearly seen on the armored vehicle. Another chemical weapons shell of the same type can be seen lying on the ground to the right. It is not known what type of chemical is in the chemical canister, however, gas dropped by the Israelis in villages in southern Lebanon has resulted in severe vomiting among the civilian population.

Media commentators have scoffed that Israel, with its relatively unique history, would ever use chemical weapons or poison gas in any war. It is precisely because of that perception that they are using such weapons. The deniability factor prevents the media from taking seriously the credible reports of banned weapons being used by the Israelis.

Depleted Uranium, Gas Reported in Lebanon
Wayne Madsen Report 7/16/2006
July 16, 2006 -- EXCLUSIVE TO WMR. Our intelligence sources in Lebanon have reported to us exclusively that Israel is now using poison gas and depleted uranium shells on towns in the south of Lebanon. Residents of the small village of Kasarshoba became violently ill, experiencing severe vomiting, after the Israelis hit the village with poison gas. In other cases, underground shelters in southern Lebanon were hit by Israeli depleted uranium shells. Our sources also report that the entire southern suburbs of southern Beirut, with a population of 800,000, have been totally depopulated. Israel has targeted thousands of civilian homes for destruction.

Meanwhile, Israeli government spokespersons and Bush administration officials took to the Sunday morning talking head programs in Washington to defend Israel's barbarous actions. The networks failed to present the views of Lebanese government spokespersons. Israel's and the Bush administration's line is that Israeli attacks are "precision targeted." Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pointedly refused to criticize Israel on ABC's This Week.

Israeli Kadima (ex-Likud) Prime Minister Ehud Olmert joins Ariel Sharon in annals of Israeli leaders who committed war crimes in Lebanon.

American media is failing to report that the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza, like the U.S. attacks in Iraq, are violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention and Additional Protocols governing military attacks on civilians by governments that are parties to the conventions:

- Civilians are not to be subject to attack. This includes direct attacks on civilians and indiscriminate attacks against areas in which civilians are present.
- There is to be no destruction of property unless justified by military necessity.
- Warring parties must not use or develop biological or chemical weapons

Also See:
Laws of War Violations and the Use of Weapons on the Israel-Lebanon Border

Human Rights Watch, May 1996

Other Recent Reports of Chemical Warfare in Occupied Palestine:

Poison Gas Attacks

1. The Israeli Poison Gas Attacks of 2001: A Preliminary Investigation, James Brooks, http://www.vtjp.org/report/The_Israeli_Poison_Gas_Attacks_Project.htm

2. Dispersing Demonstrations--Or Chemical Warfare?, James Brooks, July 12, 2004 Electronic Intifada, http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article2900.shtml

3. Video clip of gas victims suffering in the hospital: Excerpt from Gaza Strip, a documentary by James Longley click for more information - click to order

4. Interviews, Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, March - April 2001 - From: Selected Interviews, recorded for the documentary film Gaza Strip by James Longley, transcripts: Regarding the use of an unidentified gas by the Israeli Defense Forces During the week of February 12, 2001 in the Khan Younis Refugee Camp: http://www.littleredbutton.com/gas_interviews/interviews.pdf

5. February 12, 2001: Statements by Dr. Yasser Sheikh Ali, Nasser Hospital, and Dr. Salakh Shami, Amal Hospital, http://www.littleredbutton.com/gas_interviews/interviews.pdf

6. February 13, 2001: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Weekly Report, Feb. 8 - 14, 2001, http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/15-02-2001.htm

7. February 14, 2001: Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 14, 2001

8. February 15, 2001: CNN Asia: Arafat accuses Israel of using poison gas, February 16, 2001 http://asia.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/meast/02/15/arafat.ga

9. February 18, 2001: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights Weekly Report, Feb. 15 - 21, 2001, http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/22-02-2001.htm

10. State of Palestine, Ministry of Health, Health Information Center, June 23, 2001: Ministry Of Health Calls Upon The International Community To Save International Protection For The Palestinian People http://www.moh3.com/update%5Cjune2002%5Cfile023.html

11. March 2, 2001: Palestinian Center for Human Rights Weekly Report, March 1 - 7, 2001 (contains typographical error incorrectly listing incident as occurring "Friday, February 22") http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/07-03-2001.htm

12. March 26, 2001: Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report, March 22 - 29, 2001, http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/29-03-2001.htm

13. March 30, 2001: Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Weekly Report, March 29 - April 4, 2001, http://www.pchrgaza.org/files/W_report/English/05-04-2001.htm

14. April 5, 2001: Vale of tears: Tear or poison gas? By Jonathan Cook, in the West Bank, investigates evidence of a new war crime Al-Ahram Weekly On-line, 5 - 11 April 2001, Issue No.528 http://www.ahram.org.eg/weekly/2001/528/re3.htm

15. Symptoms: See Symptoms: The Israeli Poison Gas Attacks

16. Tareg Bey, chemical weapons expert: Gas Attack/What Was It?/News Bites, Michael Miner, Chicago Reader, August 23, 2002  Reader Archive--Article: 2002/020823/HOTTYPE

17. James Longley quote: Selected Interviews, recorded for the documentary film Gaza Strip

18. October 9, 2003: What gas is Israel using?, by Jennifer Loewenstein and Angela Gaff, Electronic Intifada, 10/9/2003 http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article1796.shtml

19. October 11, 2003: Israeli invasion of Gaza refugee camps leave 7 dead and 65 injured meanwhile strict lock down of Palestinian territories continues, Palestine Monitor, 10/11/2003 http://www.palestinemonitor.org/updates/invasion_of_rafah.htm

20. October 11, 2003: Eyewitness account of the invasion of Rafah, by Laura Gordon, International Middle East Media Center, 10/14/2003 http://www.imemc.org/opinion/october/laura-gordon.htm

21. June 11, 2004: Sharon Praised While Wall Construction Continues, Gush Shalom, 6/11/2004 http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00152.htm

Tear Gas

1. Tear Gas - Harassing Agent or Toxic Chemical Weapon?, Hu, Fine et al, Journal of the American Medical Association, August 4, 1989, Volume 262 http://www.phrusa.org/research/chemical_weapons/chemjama.html

2. Choking the Truth to Death: More CAMERA Fabrications, by Ali Abunimah, April 3, 2000 http://www.abunimah.org/features/000403camera.html

3. “LET THEM SUFFOCATE”: Police Brutality during House Demolition in Upper Galilee Village of al-Bea’neh, February 25, 2004, Arab Association for Human Rights, http://www.arabhra.org

Additional Threats

Israel's poisonous aerial spraying of Negev crops illegal, endangers health of Bedouin villagers, Press Release, Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA), 6 July 2004 http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article2871.shtml

Dimona’s Buried Nuclear Waste Spreads Cancer and Sterility in Southern Hebron and Negev, International Press Center, July 6, 2004 http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2004/2004_07/032.html

Dimona Reactor… a Mystery Threatening the Middle East, International Press Center, September 18, 2003 http://www.ipc.gov.ps/ipc_e/ipc_e-1/e_News/news2003/2003-09/062.html


The Jews of Iraq, by Naeim Giladi, The Link, April-May, 1998, American Middle East Update

Traces of poison, by Salman Abu-Sitta, Al-Ahram Weekly Online, 27 Feb. - 5 March 2003

Israeli WMD - Israel's Weapons of Mass Destruction, by Neil Sammonds, ZNet, 10/11/2002

Israel's Anti-Civilian Weapons by John F. Mahoney, January-March 2001