Publish dateThursday 29 February 2024 - 14:33
Story Code : 286700
Israel uses white phosphorous bombs in Lebanon attacks
The Israeli military has reportedly once again used US-supplied white phosphorous munitions in its latest attack on southern Lebanon.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring: According to Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen news channel, area around the town of Mays al-Jabal as well as the towns of Tayba, Houla and Markaba were targeted with phosphorous bombs on Wednesday night.
The attacks followed hours after the Israeli artillery and warplanes shelled or bombed several towns including Tayr Harfa, Al-Jebin, Shihein, Kharba Salem, Siddiqin and Qana in southern Lebanon.
White phosphorus is not banned as a chemical weapon under international conventions but its use again civilian population is widely considered illegal under international law as is capable of burning human skin and disintegrating tissues deep inside the body.
Despite condemnations by international rights groups and organizations, Israel has consistently used phosphorus munitions in its aerial attacks or shelling of Lebanon and Gaza in recent months.
In December, a UN statement said it is "very concerned" over a report suggesting the Israeli use of US-supplied white phosphorus munitions in an attack on southern Lebanon that left 9 civilians injured in what a rights group said should be investigated as a war crime.
There numerous footage and photograph showing Israeli warplanes dropping white phosphorus bombs on Palestinian civilians during the current and previous wars on the Gaza Strip, which was also documented as evidence in a recent genocide complaint against Israel at the International Court of Justice.
New civilian casualties
Meanwhile, 2 more Lebanese civilians have fallen victim to Israeli attacks on residential areas in southern Lebanon that happened in the early morning of Thursday.
According to Al-Manar TV, Israeli warplane fired missiles that struck buildings in the Bein al-Sadiqin and Kafra areas.
The Lebanese Relief and Rescue Organization has confirmed the deaths, saying a husband and wife were martyred in an attack on their home in the town of Kafra.
Tensions remain high in Lebanon amid exchanges of fire and shelling between the Hezbollah resistance movement and the Zionist army, with both sides targeting each other's positions almost on a daily basis.
Over the past four months, with the onset of Israel’s bloodshed and genocide in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon's Hezbollah has targeted the regime’s military positions in the north of the occupied territories, killing a number of Zionist soldiers and forcing thousands of settlers to leave the areas.
The Israeli regime has recently stepped up its attacks on Lebanon's residential areas that have left a number of civilians dead and prompted Hezbollah to intensify retaliatory attacks on the positions of the Zionist army in the occupied Palestinian territories./IRNA
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