THE WAR ISRAEL CANNOT WIN
According to Guardian security editor Richard Norton-Taylor this video shows "injuries consistent with the use of white phosphorus shells". No, it doesn't: the almost six minutes of video shows injuries, some massive, none having anything to do with phosphorus. Mere seconds of the video relate to conjecture about phosphorus as the possible cause of some of the wounds, much of the video devoted instead to "mysterious" shrapnel wounds – perhaps caused by sinister experimental Jew weapons (hint, hint).
The second Guardian video allegedly shows "fresh evidence of Israeli phosphorus use in Gaza". Uh no, it's actually four and a half minutes of heavy-duty propaganda from the International Solidarity Movement. The video provides "eyewitness" accounts of:
- Random use of phosphorus weapons.
- Targeted use of phosphorus weapons.
- An unsuccessful attempt to bulldoze undead civilians.
- Firing on civilians.
- Firing on civilians carrying a white flag.
- A "sniper" chasing a woman down the street, ultimately shooting her in the back.
Update: the incident above, at Khan Younis , is another example of Israeli military incompetence in unsuccessfully attempting to bury, incincerate, shoot and otherwise murder civilians yet allowing many to survive to give witness.
The Observer notes a similar case of alleged military incompetence:
Israel stands accused of perpetrating a series of war crimes during a sustained 12-hour assault on a village in southern Gaza last week in which 14 people died.
In testimony collected from residents of the village of Khuza'a by the Observer, it is claimed that Israeli soldiers entering the village:
• attempted to bulldoze houses with civilians inside;
• killed civilians trying to escape under the protection of white flags;
• opened fire on an ambulance attempting to reach the wounded;
• used indiscriminate force in a civilian area and fired white phosphorus shells.
If the allegations are upheld, all the incidents would constitute breaches of the Geneva conventions.
Looks like Hamas, the Guardian and the Observer are reading from the same script.