HAMAS FIRES PHOSPHORUS BOMB INTO ISRAEL
Hamas terrorists fired a phosphorus bomb at civilians in southern Israel today.
It is the first time the terrorists fired such a bomb into Israel.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday fired their first phosphorus bomb into Israel, which exploded in an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council area in the western Negev.
No injuries or damage were reported.
The phosphorus bomb was among the 14 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday.
White phosphorus is not considered a chemical weapon. Militaries are
permitted under laws of warfare to use it in artillery shells, bombs and
rockets to create smoke screens to hide troop movements as well as bright bursts in the air to illuminate battlefields at night.
However, the substance can cause serious burns if it touches the skin and can spark fires on the ground.
Human Rights Watch on Sunday accused Israel of firing artillery shells packed with white phosphorus over populated areas of Gaza during recent fighting, including a crowded refugee camp, putting civilians at risk.
Palestinian militants have fired at least 14 rockets into Israel since Wednesday morning, all of them hitting open areas near Ashkelon, Be’er Sheva and in the western Negev.
Shawarma Mayor has more on the incident.