Monday, January 12

War Crimes: Lost Count

Israel, once again, uses illegal weapons, this time in Gaza.

Human Rights Watch said that their researchers have observed multiple air-bursts of artillery-fired white phosphorus over Gaza City/Jabaliya area.

The use of White Phosphorous (WP) on densely populated areas violates the requirement under International Humanitarian Law to "take all feasible precautions to avoid civilian injury and loss of life."

Palestinian Hospitals have been reporting numerous civilian casualties that have been burnt with white phosphorous. The chemical burns are so deep that families are unable to identify the bodies of their relatives.

Some media agencies have actually posted some pictures of those bodies, but they're way too graphic that I won't publish any of them. Aljazeera has interviewed some of those victims of Israel's illegal weapons yesterday (link in Arabic, may contain some graphic images).

Another devastating illegal weapon that Israel is accused of using is the Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) bombs. These bombs explode into very fine metal clusters that cannot even seen by naked eye, they go through the skin and cause serious internal bleeding after tearing most of the body's organs causing a slow painful death. Doctors have expressed their concerns about this after they received several cases of civilians with such diagnosis.

Israel still refuses to declare the weapons that they have used in this war so far. In an interview with Aljazeera yesterday, an Israeli Army Spokesperson answered the accusation of using WP by simply stating that "Israel does not need to justify its actions to [Aljazeera] or to the world, I guess they know what we're doing."

I bet the world knows that they're doing now.

2 comments:

Erica Aisha said...

Ya Illahe,

I have never heard of the DIME bombs. The world is a sick place.

Meskinaa Gaza.

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