Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells
Times (London, UK) January 5, 2009
By Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem and Michael Evans, Defense Editor
Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. The weapon, used by British and US forces in Iraq, can cause horrific burns but is not illegal if used as a smokescreen.
As the Israeli army stormed to the edges of Gaza City and the Palestinian death toll topped 500, the tell-tale shells could be seen spreading tentacles of thick white smoke to cover the troops’ advance. “These explosions are fantastic looking, and produce a great deal of smoke that blinds the enemy so that our forces can move in,” said one Israeli security expert.
Burning blobs of phosphorus would cause severe injuries to anyone caught beneath them and force would-be snipers or operators of remote-controlled booby traps to take cover. Israel admitted using white phosphorus during its 2006 war with Lebanon.
The use of the weapon in the Gaza Strip, one of the world’s mostly densely population areas, is likely to ignite yet more controversy over Israel’s offensive, in which more than 2,300 Palestinians have been wounded.
The Geneva Treaty of 1980 stipulates that white phosphorus should not be used as a weapon of war in civilian areas, but there is no blanket ban under international law on its use as a smokescreen or for illumination.
However, Charles Heyman, a military expert and former major in the British Army, said: “If white phosphorus was deliberately fired at a crowd of people someone would end up in The Hague. White phosphorus is also a terror weapon. The descending blobs of phosphorus will burn when in contact with skin.”
The Israeli military last night denied using phosphorus, but refused to say what had been deployed. “Israel uses munitions that are allowed for under international law,” said Captain Ishai David, spokesman for the Israel Defence Forces. “We are pressing ahead with the second stage of operations, entering troops in the Gaza Strip to seize areas from which rockets are being launched into Israel.”
The civilian toll in the first 24 hours of the ground offensive — launched after a week of bombardment from air, land and sea— was at least 64 dead. Among those killed were five members of a family who died when an Israeli tank shell hit their car and a paramedic who died when a tank blasted his ambulance. Doctors at Gaza City’s main hospital said many women and children were among the dead and wounded. ...Israel has brushed aside calls for a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid into the besieged territory, where medical supplies are running short...
White phosphorus: the smoke-screen chemical that can burn to the bone:
— White phosphorus bursts into a deep-yellow flame when it is exposed to oxygen, producing a thick white smoke.
— It is used as a smokescreen or for incendiary devices, but can also be deployed as an anti-personnel flame compound capable of causing potentially fatal burns.
— Phosphorus burns are almost always second or third-degree because the particles do not stop burning on contact with skin until they have entirely disappeared — it is not unknown for them to reach the bone.
— Geneva conventions ban the use of phosphorus as an offensive weapon against civilians, but its use as a smokescreen is not prohibited by international law.
— Israel previously used white phosphorus during its war with Lebanon in 2006.
— It has been used frequently by British and US forces in recent wars, notably during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Its use was criticised widely.
— White phosphorus has the slang name “Willy Pete,” which dates from the First World War. It was commonly used in the Vietnam era.
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Michael,glad to hear you'll be on Rense tonight.Please explain to Jeff that there is no difference between Zionism and true Torah Jews as Judaism is not an OT religion.He always puts the erroneous disclaimer on that issue using the false "Judeo-Christian" phrase that is an oxymoron.Icke will be on after you,an although he preaches against zionism,he too blames all this on the OT God.Your book is important because it clarifies the religion of Judaism has no part or history with Christianity.The Christian Identity crowd would do well to read it.The OT and NT are Christian books.Yes,we are Israel,but the Identity crowd rejects the OT as genocidal,when in reality all religions back then had blood sacrifices and genocidal programs.You explained that well to Alex Jones last Spring.Hope you can educate Rense.Not holding my breath on Icke as he is a new ager and set in his ways.Too many people think that all Christians have been duped by Dispensationalist Zionism.Not true.
Great to hear that you'll be on Rense tonight Michael. Now I have something to look forward to this evening. I wish you were on for the entire show.
Regarding today's article, there was a good discusion on this (White Phosporous weapons) with Daryl Brandford Smith and Muhammed Raffiq on www.iamthewitness.com yesterday.
What will it take for the people to wake up and see what is going on? I used to be glued to foxnews. Now that my eyes are opened, I can't take a single minute of it. Isaiah was right. Wo to them that call good evil and evil good, that put light for darkness and darkness for light....
Keep up the good work!
Good job on Rense.But as I thought,David Icke came on after you and said the opposite.That it is not about racial supremecism,and all about the bloody O.T. God.It sounded like Jeff understood your explaining how even the non-Talmudic Judaics have sponged up the Talmudic train of thought,but then he went on agreeing with Icke as well.Go figure!
Great interview on Jeff Rense this evening, Michael! Really enjoyed your very last thoughts referencing King Ahab's use of the Patriot/Race Card against Elijah, you know you're telling the truth when...
You’ve referenced in Judaism Discovered that the Babylonian power of the Synagogue of Satan and the Sanhedrin, if brought to fruition, will drop the pseudo-humanitarian and pseudo-conservative veil and bring all gentiles, EXCEPT the “Masonic Variety”, to the status of the Palestinians.
This question is referenced to your “Masonic Variety”.
As you’ve distinguished in your book, since the post modernist West has been heavily Talmudic influenced through Holocaustianity, Freemasonry, the Kabbalistic New Age, the neocon Right and the Bolshevised Left, is the “New Age Movement” or “New Age Religion” a Kabbalistic/Masonic variety?
Does the “New Age” belief system use, as you have penned, “a Thelemic counter church” system bringing a “fresh air for humanity…the new humanism”?
From Kabbalistic Sex Magic to the goddess worship of Lilith to the phallic rites in the Grove, am I drawing the wrong conclusions in reference to “New Age”?
Johnny,the philosophical underpinnings of the New Age Movement goes back to the Ancient Mystery Religions,but was repackaged for Western consumption in the 19th century by H.P.Blavatsky.It's a melding of Western esotericism,Eastern mysticism,and the Occult.And yes,that ties into the Kabbalah and Judaism as well.And the OTO's creed of "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law".It's more than secularism,but rather spiritual humanism,and self-deification through the so-called :"Christ-Consciousness".It involves ufos,channeling,pantheism,polytheism,animism,and anything else one can conjure in their deluded minds.Hinduism and Buddhism are at the base simply because the Judaism is downplayed as it always has been to dupe the masses into believing it is an OT religion.
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