Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Lies, damned lies and Israel

The Times continues to follow up evidence that Israel used white phosphorous in areas where civilians would inevitably be injured by it, finding a blinded 14 year-old in a Cairo hospital.

With others such as Channel 4 News' Jonathan Miller actually finding the stuff - in a UN school of all places - there is little point in the Israelis denying it any longer. The Times notes:
Israel, which originally denied the use of white phosphorus in Gaza when questioned by The Times two weeks ago, has since said that all weapons used in Gaza were “within the scope of international law”.
The usual tactic when accused of a war crime is to deny it. If you are proved wrong later, what have you lost?

Your credibility next time? We shall see...

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