HRW Denounces Israel’s Use of White Phosphorus Against Lebanon

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The non-governmental organization has been able to verify the use of white phosphorus bombs against at least 17 Lebanese locations.

On Wednesday, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) denounced the use of white phosphorous shells against residential buildings south of Lebanon by the Israeli army.

The non-governmental organization has been able to verify the use of white phosphorus bombs against at least 17 Lebanese locations, including five where they were used against residential areas: Kafr Kila, Mays Al-Jabal, Boustane, Markaba and Aita Al-Shaab.

As part of the research conducted by Human Rights Watch, during which they examined 47 photographs and videos of southern Lebanon, published on social networks, the geographical location where it was used was determined.

It should be noted that the report submitted by the organization did not demonstrate that the sites attacked with white phosphorus were Lebanese resistance military enclaves or outposts.

NEW: Israel’s use of white phosphorus in south Lebanon is putting civilians at risk and contributing to displacement.

HRW verified the use of white phosphorus munitions by Israeli forces in at least 17 municipalities in south Lebanon since Oct. 2023. https://t.co/K9WpgX1Ppc pic.twitter.com/AtmbPJaeCQ

— Human Rights Watch (@hrw) June 5, 2024

HRW drew attention to the dangers of the aforementioned chemical placed in artillery shells, bombs and missiles, which causes fire by making contact with oxygen.

According to the Observatory, the random use of white explosive phosphorus in air is classified as “illegal” in populated areas.

The Observatory urged Beirut to file a complaint with the International Criminal Court to conduct a thorough investigation into Zionist crimes in Lebanon.

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