Human Rights Watch says verified videos show ‘multiple airbursts of artillery-fired white phosphorus’ from Israel’s military

Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of using white phosphorus munitions in its military operations in Gaza and Lebanon, saying the use of such weapons puts civilians at risk of serious and long-term injury.

Asked for comment on the allegations, Israel’s military said it was “currently not aware of the use of weapons containing white phosphorus in Gaza”. It did not provide comment on the rights watchdog’s allegations of their use in Lebanon.

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