The Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced that Israel used phosphorus bombs in its attacks on populated areas in the Gaza Strip. While there was no statement from Israel, the use of phosphorus bombs is considered a war crime.
Since October 7, a horrifying fact has emerged in the attacks between Israel and Hamas. In a statement made on the social media platform account of the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated, “Occupying Israel is using the internationally banned white phosphorus against Palestinians.”
THEY USED IT IN DENSELY POPULATED AREAS
The statement added that Israel used phosphorus bombs in the Keramah area in northern Gaza. On the other hand, Rami Abdu, President of the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Organization (Euro-Med), said in a post on his X social media account that Israeli military forces used phosphorus weapons in densely populated areas in the northwest of Gaza City.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) also stated in its previous reports that Israel used phosphorus in its attacks on the Gaza Strip. Israel has not made any statement on the issue.
On the morning of October 7, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, launched a comprehensive operation against Israel under the name “Aqsa Flood”. While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, Palestinian armed groups stormed the Beit Hanoun-Erez Border Crossing on the Gaza-Israel border and seized it.
The armed groups then entered settlements inside Israel, and the Israeli army launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that 950 people were killed and 4,250 people were wounded in Gaza in the Israeli attacks.
In the occupied West Bank, it was reported that 19 people were killed and about 110 people were wounded in the attacks of Israeli soldiers. It was reported that 1000 Israelis lost their lives in the attacks from Gaza and 2,806 people were wounded, 106 of them seriously.