Israel has also been using white phosphorus shells in its assault on Gaza, according British daily The Times.
White phosphorus is a chemical agent used to produce smokescreens, but can cause serious burns or death if it comes into contact with human skin. White phosphorus weapons are controversial today because of their potential use against civilians.
While the Chemical Weapons Convention does not include white phosphorous as a chemical weapon, many groups consider it to be one. In recent years, the United States, Israel, Russia and Argentina have used white phosphorus in combat.And from my LJ friend tcpip
Avaaz (a remarkably effective group) has a cease-fire petition, which I urge all to sign and pass on. Also, go vote for Prof. Juan Cole's 'blog Informed Comment as Best Middle East or Africa 'Blog.
I just heard on the News that shells have been shot from Lebanese soil and now Israeli troops are firing on Lebanon.
Best keep an eye out folks this is growing and we all better be concerned
There is a very good video in facebook that I can't post here =( I wish I could
It's Israeli citizens protesting against the fighting.