Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gaza gas chamber

...Palestinians interviewed in Gaza on Monday cited another reason for their flight: Israel soldiers, they said, are firing rounds of a noxious substance that burns skin and makes it hard to breathe.

A resident of southwest Gaza City on Monday showed a reporter a piece of metal casing with the identifying number M825A1, which Marc Garlasco, a military analyst with Human Rights Watch, identified as white phosphorus, typically used for signaling, smoke screens and destroying enemy equipment.

In recent years, experts and rights advocates have argued over whether its use to intentionally harm people violates international conventions.

Major (Jacob) Dallal (an Israeli military spokesman) would not say whether Israel was using white phosphorus, but said, “The munitions we use are consistent with international law.”

Still, white phosphorus can cause injury, and a growing number of Gazans report being hurt by it, including in Beit Lahiya, Khan Yunis, and in eastern and southwestern Gaza City. When exposed to air, it ignites, experts say, and if packed into an artillery shell, it can rain down flaming chemicals that cling to anything they touch.

Luay Suboh, 10, from Beit Lahiya, lost his eyesight and some skin on his face Saturday when, his mother said, a fiery substance clung to him as he darted home from a shelter where his family was staying to pick up clothes.

The substance smelled like burned trash, said Ms. Jaawanah, the mother who fled her home in Zeitoun, who had experienced it too...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

the whole of gaza smells like trash.

that is because it is largly inhabitated by
trash.

as trash as you actually.

indipendentpalestina said...

To me it smells of dead Palestinians that Anonymous and Phar-israeli should dream about every night and be tormented for the rest of their lives!
P.S. today their truth are lies and brainwashing propaganda! Just HEATRED & SUPREMACY!! the TRASH that Anonymous mentions is represented by THE GOOD PEOPLE, the Palestinians AND ALL NON JEW!(GENTILES/GOYEM)that have to be persecuted, destroyed in the name of Zion/Sion!
BUT among them there is a special category: the REVISIONISTS! THE STRUGGLE FOR RECOGNITION & therefore for REPARATION!!

THE KING IS NOT, BUT NOBLE IS THE PERSON THAT IS LOYAL TO THE PRIMORDIAL VALUES OF LOVE, TRUTH & FREEDOM!
Michael i thank you for your contribute to the Humanity!
YOU ARE A GREAT MAN!