War Crime du Jour: Israel Deploys White Phosphorus Shells
by C. L. Cook
When regarding the Christmas massacre conducted against the captive population of Palestine by the Israeli army in the name of the people of Israel's security, one is left to wonder: How deeply into Israel's vast arsenal must the IDF dig before the world's leaders act?
Do we wait until the nuclear option is put on the table? "Bunker busters" are already deployed; cluster bombs and the usual array of missiles, bombs, and bullets rained down on civilians and the civilian infrastructure. Hospitals, universities, police stations, mosques, and apartment blocks. Have we missed anything?
Today, picture proof of Israel's further degradation.
The first image is of a white phosphorus test shell;
the second was taken in Gaza yesterday.
A shell fired by the Israeli military explodes in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday,
as seen from the Israeli side of the border with Gaza. (Bernat Armangue/Associated Press)
Of course, Israel has a history of using white phosphorus against civilians in Lebanon in 2006;
as their supplier, the United States of America did in Falluja, Iraq.