White Phosphorus


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A toxic allotrope of phosphorus that reacts spontaneously at room temperature with ambient O2, and is highly combustible, especially > 30ºC; the vapours are highly irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract and cause deep thermal burns at sites of skin contact; prolonged exposure is associated with facial bone necrosis, abdominal pain, jaundice, ‘garlic breath’, anaemia, cachexia, blepharospasm, photophobia
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"We saw streets and alleyways littered with evidence of the use of white phosphorus, including still-burning wedges and the remnants of the shells and canisters fired by the Israeli army," he said in a statement.
Israel has refused to confirm whether white phosphorus was used in the territory, but said that all weapons it used were legal under international law.
"Horrific civilian harm from previous use of white phosphorus has generated public outrage and this latest use of white phosphorus underscores the urgent need for states to strengthen international law relating to incendiary weapons," Goose said.
For anyone unfamiliar, white phosphorus is a controversial weapon used by the U.S.
Leventhal and his US team argued for a year that claims the US used white phosphorus in Fallujah were "misinformation".
In its letters, the ministry said that the illegal international coalition led by the United States of America has committed a new crime against innocent Syrian civilians after its warplanes on 13 and 14 October 2018 targeted residential houses in the town of Hajin, Internationally banned white phosphorus, which resulted in the death and injury of a number of civilians, mostly women and children.
Igor Konashenkov said Friday that ministry experts have found unexploded ordnance and fragments of munitions containing chlorine and white phosphorus on Aleppo's southwestern outskirts.
Israel's army has announced it will stop using munitions containing white phosphorus, for which it was internationally condemned during a military operation against Gaza in 2008-2009.
Summary: Jerusalem: Israel's army has announced it will stop using munitions containing white phosphorus, for ...
Police, fire crews and bomb disposal experts were at the scene while the white phosphorus grenades were disposed of.
In 2009, when Israel assaulted Gaza with a wide range of weapons, including white phosphorus, America was one of the few states in the world to support Israel by talking of its "right to defend itself".
Don't hold your breath, unless you're a Gazan hit by an Israeli white phosphorus bomb.