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Rain of Fire
Rain of Fire
Israel?s Unlawful Use of White Phosphorus in Gaza
This 71-page report provides witness accounts of the devastating effects that white phosphorus munitions had on civilians and civilian property in Gaza. Human Rights Watch researchers in Gaza immediately after hostilities ended found spent shells, canister liners, and dozens of burnt felt wedges containing white phosphorus on city streets, apartment roofs, residential courtyards, and at a United Nations school. The report also presents ballistics evidence, photographs, and satellite im
Thursday, March 26,2009 03:30
Human Rights Watch

This 71-page report provides witness accounts of the devastating effects that white phosphorus munitions had on civilians and civilian property in Gaza. Human Rights Watch researchers in Gaza immediately after hostilities ended found spent shells, canister liners, and dozens of burnt felt wedges containing white phosphorus on city streets, apartment roofs, residential courtyards, and at a United Nations school. The report also presents ballistics evidence, photographs, and satellite imagery, as well as documents from the Israeli military and government.

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Table of Contents

· Rain of Fire

· I. Summary

· II. Recommendations

· III. What is White Phosphorus?

· IV. White Phosphorus Attacks in Populated Areas

· V. Israel’s Shifting Statements on White Phosphorus

· VI. Legal Standards

· Acknowledgements

· Appendices 

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