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Q & A on Israel’s Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza

January 10, 2009

Since the beginning of Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza on January 3,
2009, there have been numerous media reports about the possible use by
the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of white phosphorus (WP), a chemical
substance used in military ordnance that has several tactical uses. The
IDF has told Human Rights Watch and reporters that it is not using WP
in Gaza. On January 7, an IDF spokesman told CNN, “I can tell you with
certainty that white phosphorus is absolutely not being used.”

 

Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza

Israel Should Release Camera Footage of Deadly Attacks
June 30, 2009
 

(Jerusalem) - Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial
drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of
the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said in a report
released today. The attacks with one of the most precise weapons in
Israel's arsenal killed civilians who were not taking part in
hostilities and were far from any fighting.

 

UN panel hears Gaza war testimony

A
UN human rights mission has begun hearing testimony in its
investigation of alleged war crimes by Israel and Hamas during the
22-day Gaza war earlier this year.

The fact-finding mission opened a two-day public hearing on Sunday
in Gaza City where it began hearing from victims of the conflict, which
began in late December 2008.

Breaking the Silence

Soldiers’ Testimonies from Operation Cast Lead, Gaza 2009

 

Health conditions worsening in Gaza as borders remain closed

The deteriorating health situation in Gaza has been intensified by
Israel's blockade of crossings into the area, the United Nations agency
tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees warned today.

Fallout of Serbia Bombing continues to kill

Ten years after the NATO bombing of Serbia, concern is rising over a rise in the number of reported cases of cancer.

Some 15 tons of ammunition fortified with depleted
uranium was dropped by way of more than 50,000 bombs and missiles in
the 11 weeks of bombing of Serbia in 1999. The targets of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bombing were 116 locations, mostly
in southern part of Serbia and the Kosovo region.

War Crimes in Gaza, a report by Journeyman Pictures

This powerful report looks at the alleged Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza War. We show blindfolded children being used as human shields alongside innocent civilians and medics being targeted.

Israel’s war crimes, The Guardian investigation

The Guardian has compiled detailed evidence of alleged war crimes committed by Israel during the 23-day offensive in the Gaza Strip earlier this year, involving the use of Palestinian children as human shields and the targeting of medics and hospitals.

A month-long investigation also obtained evidence of civilians being hit by fire from unmanned drone aircraft said to be so accurate that their operators can tell the colour of the clothes worn by a target.

Human Rights Watch report: Rain of Fire, Israel’s Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza

This report documents Israel’s extensive use of white phosphorus munitions during its 22- day military operations in Gaza, from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009, named Operation Cast Lead. Based on in-depth investigations in Gaza, the report concludes that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) repeatedly exploded white phosphorus munitions in the air over populated areas, killing and injuring civilians, and damaging civilian structures, including a school, a market, a humanitarian aid warehouse and a hospital.

 

Contaminating Iraq with Depleted Uranium

Crimes of the century: Occupation & Contaminating Iraq with Depleted Uranium

By dr. Souad N. Al‐Azzawi, associate professor in Environmental Engineering, Iraq

 

Reports:

1. march 15th 2008

Gaza war crimes investigation: The Guardian latest news

Civilians, medics and investigators talk to the Guardian about allegations of war crimes during Israel's 23-day campaign in Gaza: the Guardian newspaper latest news section:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/series/gaza-war-crimes-investigation

Physicians for Human Rights report on IDF in Gaza

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel issues harsh report against IDF's conduct during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, saying Israel 'did not allow evacuation of injured civilians, prevented medical teams from reaching wounded'. PHR also reports 'dangerous trend of increasing disregard for obligation to protect medical personnel'Bologna giovane, ribelle e indolente

 

Russel Tribunal on Palestine: presentation

Brussels Press conference
Launch of the RUSSELL TRIBUNAL on Palestine production (4th of March 2009):

http://dailymotion.virgilio.it/video/x8p8wt_russell-tribunal-palestine_news

Israel’s war crimes: calls for investigation into Gaza attacks

Israel blamed its earlier wars on the threat to its security, even that
against Lebanon in 1982. However, its assault on Gaza was not justified
and there are international calls for an investigation. But is there
the political will to make Israel account for its war crimes?

 

Read the full text: http://mondediplo.com/2009/03/03warcrimes

 

Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory - The Lancet

"Hope for improving health and quality of life of Palestinians will exist only once people recognise that the structural and political conditions that they endure in the occupied Palestinian territory are the key determinants of population health", states the first report in the Series.

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