Updated added another story; see below
One of the weapons Israel is alleged to have used in Gaza is white phosphorous, a dangerous chemical that burns its victims. Israel has not admitted using the weapons, which some human rights groups suspect come from the US, and one small town in Arkansas. Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Gaza’s burn victims add to pressure on army over phosphorus
January 12, 2009
Pressure grew on Israel to end the use of controversial white phosphorus yesterday as The Times saw more evidence of its deployment around civilian populations in Gaza.
More than 50 people with burns were taken into Nasser Hospital in the southern town of Khan Yunis, in what the hospital director, Youssef Abu Al-Reesh, said was a massive case of exposure to white phosphorus.
“We don’t have the medical experience to judge these cases, but we searched the internet according to the cases we have, and it indeed confirmed that it’s white phosphorus munitions. I have been working in this hospital for ten years and I have never seen anything like this.”