Israel used chemical weapons against Lebanon and Gaza


Israel used White Phosphorous rounds against Southern Lebanon in 2006.

On January 3, 2009, the Israel artillery was shelling the people of Northern Gaza with White Phosphorous rounds.

They are indiscriminate killers, as that the gas released from the explosion, burns exposed flesh, and the lungs of the victims, whichever way the wind blows.

Israel’s ‘chemical weapons campaign’ against Syria, as a justification for providing direct U.S. military aid to the so called ‘Free Syrian Army’.

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8 Responses to Israel used chemical weapons against Lebanon and Gaza

  1. kruitvat says:

    23 October 2006

    The Israeli government has admitted that it used controversial phosphorus weapons in its attacks against targets during its month long war in Lebanon this summer.
    The chemical can be used in shells, missiles and grenades and causes horrific burning when it comes into contact with human flesh.

    White phosphorus (WP) weapons are not forbidden by international law but some human rights groups believe they should be re-classified as chemical weapons and banned.

    The Israeli admission was made by the cabinet minister, Jacob Edery, who was questioned on the subject by Zahava Gal-On, a member of the Knesset.

    Mr Edery told Ms Gal-On: “The IDF [Israel Defence Force] holds phosphorus munitions in different forms. The IDF made use of phosphorus shells during the war against Hizbullah in attacks against military targets in open ground.”

    Ms Gal-On said that her original question to the government related to suspicions that Israel has been using experimental weapons in Gaza so she was surprised when she was offered a confirmation that Israel had used phosphorus weapons in Lebanon. “My original question was about the use of Dime [dense inert metal explosives] weapons by Israel in Gaza but instead I was given the answer to a different question,” she said. “The use of phosphorus weapons in Lebanon is shocking and unacceptable.”

    Mr Edery said that the Israeli army uses phosphorus weapons according to the rules of international law. However, there have been numerous reports that Israeli phosphorus munitions injured and killed civilians in Lebanon.

  2. kruitvat says:

    Lebanon accuses Israel of using “internationally prohibited weapons against civilians”

    Phosphorus incendiary bombs and vacuum bombs

    July 24, 2006

    Lebanon claims Israel using banned weapons against civilians

    Israel is using “internationally prohibited weapons against civilians” in Lebanon as the country faces “real annihilation,” according to a statement from Lebanon Information Minister Ghazi Aridi Sunday after an emergency cabinet meeting. Lebanese media reports state that Israel used phosphorus incendiary bombs and vacuum bombs that suck up air and facilitate building collapses. The use of incendiary weapons against civilians has been banned by Protocol III to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons since 1980. Lebanon’s accusations come amid increasing violence between Israel over the weekend and Hezbollah militants based in Lebanon.

    Meanwhile, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said in a separate address to the Lebanese people Sunday that Israel’s actions “violated Lebanon’s sovereignty and its citizens’ rights and dignity.” Siniora also said that “Israel is imposing a collective punishment that does not have any moral or legal legitimacy.” AP has more.

    These bombs have been used against civilians in Iraq.

    A Note on White Phosphorous bombs (Wikipedia):

    “White phosphorus is a common allotrope of the chemical element phosphorus which has found extensive military application as an incendiary agent, smoke-screening agent, and as an antipersonnel flame compound capable of causing serious burns.
    It is used in bombs called phosphorus bombs, which burst into flames upon impact. White phosphorus has been called a chemical weapon by many people and organizations, including members of the United Nations. It is commonly referred to in military jargon as “WP”.

    Phosphorus bombs are incendiary bombs and have been likened to napalm, although there are key differences.”

  3. kruitvat says:

    Is Gaza a testing ground for experimental weapons?

    13 January 2009

    Concerns about Israel’s use of non-conventional and experimental weapons in the Gaza Strip are growing, with evasive comments from spokesmen and reluctance to allow independent journalists inside the tiny enclave only fueling speculation.
    The most prominent controversy is over the use of shells containing white phosphorus, which causes horrific burns when it comes into contact with skin. Under international law, phosphorus is allowed as a smokescreen to protect soldiers but treated as a chemical weapon when used against civilians.

    The Israeli army maintains that it is using only weapons authorized in international law, though human rights groups have severely criticized Israel for firing phosphorus shells over densely populated areas of Gaza.

    But there might be other unconventional weapons Israel is using out of sight of the watching world.

    One such munition may be DIME, or dense inert metal explosive, a weapon recently developed by the United States army to create a powerful and lethal blast over a small area.

    The munition is supposed to still be in the development stage and is not yet regulated. There are fears, however, that Israel may have received a green light from the US military to treat Gaza as a testing ground.

    “We have seen Gaza used as a laboratory for testing what I call weapons from hell,” said David Halpin, a retired British surgeon and trauma specialist who has visited Gaza on several occasions to investigate unusual injuries suffered by Gazans.

    “I fear the thinking in Israel is that it is in its interests to create as much mutilation as possible to terrorize the civilian population in the hope they will turn against Hamas.”

    Gaza’s doctors, including one of the few foreigners there, Mads Gilbert, a Norwegian specialist in emergency medicine working at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, report that many of the injuries they see are consistent with the use of DIME.

    Wounds from the weapon are said to be distinctive. Those exposed to the blast have severed or melted limbs, or internal ruptures, especially to soft tissue such as the abdomen, that often lead to death.

    There is said to be no shrapnel apart from a fine “dusting” of minute metal particles on damaged organs visible when autopsies are carried out. Survivors of a DIME blast are at increased risk of developing cancer, according to research carried out in the United States.

    Traditional munitions, by contrast, cause large wounds wherever shrapnel penetrates the body.

    “The power of the explosion dissipates very quickly and the strength does not travel long, maybe 10 meters, but those humans who are hit by this explosion, this pressure wave, are cut in pieces,” Dr Gilbert said in a recent interview.

    This is not the first time concerns about Israel’s use of DIME have surfaced in Gaza. Doctors there reported strange injuries they could not treat, and from which patients died unexpectedly days later, during a prolonged wave of Israeli air strikes in 2006.

    A subsequent Italian investigation found Israel was using a prototype weapon similar to DIME. Samples from victims in Gaza showed concentrations of unusual metals in their bodies.

    Yitzhak Ben-Israel, the former head of the Israeli military’s weapons development program, appeared familiar with the weapon, telling Italian TV that the short radius of the explosion helped avoid injuries to bystanders, allowing “the striking of very small targets.”

    Israeli denials about using weapons banned by international law would not cover DIME because it is not yet officially licensed.

    It will be difficult to investigate claims that non-conventional weapons have been used in Gaza until a ceasefire is agreed, but previous inquiries have shown that Israel resorts to such munitions.

    The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has recorded numerous occasions when the Israeli army has fired flechette shells, both in Lebanon and Gaza. The shell releases thousands of tiny metal darts that cause horrible injuries to anyone out in the open.

    A Reuters cameraman, Fadel Shana, filmed the firing of such a shell from an Israeli tank in Gaza in April, moments before its flechettes killed him.

    Miri Weingarten, a spokeswoman for Physicians for Human Rights, said they were watching out for use of a new flechette-type weapon the Israeli army has developed called kalanit (anemone). An anti-personnel munition, the shell sends out hundreds of small discs.

    Israel appears to have used a range of controversial weapons during its attack on Lebanon in 2006. After initial denials, an Israeli government minister admitted that the army had fired phosphorus shells, and the Israeli media widely reported millions of cluster bombs being dropped over south Lebanon.

    There are also suspicions that Israel may have used uranium-based warheads. A subsequent inquiry by a British newspaper found elevated levels of radiation at two Israeli missile craters.

    Sarit Michaeli, a spokeswoman for B’Tselem, said her organization had not yet been able to confirm which weapons were being used in Gaza in the current attacks. She added, however, that Israel’s denials about using non-conventional munitions should not be relied on.

    “It is true, as the army spokespeople say, that weapons such as phosphorus and flechette shells are not expressly prohibited. But our view is that such weapons, which do not distinguish between combatants and non-combatants, cannot be used legally in a densely populated area like Gaza.”

    Reports this month revealed that the US has been organizing massive shipments of arms to Israel, though a Pentagon spokesman denied they were for use in Gaza.

  4. kruitvat says:

    ‘Why is U.S. so reluctant to back Israel’s claims of Syria chemical weapons use?’

    Israeli intelligence official’s remark confirming that Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons brings to surface dispute among nations closely following events in Syria.



  5. kruitvat says:

    Israel is experimenting new non-conventional weapons in Gaza


  6. kruitvat says:

    ‘UN accuses Syrian rebels of chemical weapons use’

    Syrian rebels have made use of the deadly nerve agent sarin in their war-torn country’s conflict, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte has said.

    “According to the testimonies we have gathered, the rebels have used chemical weapons, making use of sarin gas,” del Ponte, a former war crimes prosecutor, said in an interview with Swiss radio late on Sunday.
    “We still have to deepen our investigation, verify and confirm (the findings) through new witness testimony, but according to what we have established so far, it is at the moment opponents of the regime who are using sarin gas,” she added.
    She stressed that the UN commission of inquiry on Syria, which she is a part of, had far from finished its investigation.

  7. kruitvat says:

    Israeli pressure

    A senior Israeli military intelligence official on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of repeatedly using chemical weapons against rebel groups in recent months, in comments that put pressure on the US administration to intervene in the two-year conflict.

  8. kruitvat says:

    Israeli disinformation and pressure:

    ‘Free Syrian Army Accuses Hizbullah of Using Chemical Weapons’

    Free Syrian Army Accuses Hizbullah of Using Chemical Weapons
    The opposition Free Syrian Army says chemical weapons have been used in a Damascus town by Hizbullah terrorists.

    By Elad Benari
    6/20/2013, 6:13 AM

    Hizbullah forces – Reuters

    The opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) reported on Wednesday that chemical weapons had been used in a Damascus town by Hizbullah terrorists and forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad.

    According to Al Arabiya, the town of Zamalka, outside of Damascus, was targeted by chemical weapons, which caused victims to choke and led to a number of casualties, opposition activists said.

    Assad’s government has faced accusations from the United States, Britain and France of using banned weapons, including the nerve gas sarin, in attacks that have reportedly killed many.

    The U.S. government confirmed last week that the Syrian army used chemical weapons against rebel forces on multiple occasions, adding that America will increase the “scope and scale” of its assistance to rebels in Syria in response.

    France had previously revealed that it had firm evidence sarin had been used by the Syrian regime in at least one case.

    The Lebanon-based Shiite Hizbullah has been playing a key role in supporting the Syrian government, which is mainly controlled by the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

    Initially Hizbullah said it wanted only to defend 13 Syrian villages along the border where Lebanese Shiites live, and the Sayyeda Zeinab shrine near Damascus, which is revered by Shiites around the world.

    However, its terrorists later encircled Qusayr with regime troops before the launch of a withering assault on the strategic border town.

    Last week Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah promised that his group will be wherever is needed in Syria.

    Meanwhile on the ground Wednesday, more cities and towns were bombarded by Syrian regime forces, according to activists who spoke to Al Arabiya.

    Tanks reportedly deployed at the entrance of the southwestern city of Zabadani shelled its agricultural lands, causing extensive damage.

    In the province of Idlib, battles between opposition fighters and regime forces killed a number of Syrian army forces.

    Meanwhile, the FSA said that it managed to take control of a military airport in the area of Deir Al-Zour.

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