White Phosphorus

From Wikispooks
Jump to: navigation, search
Concept.png White Phosphorus 
(Chemical weaponSourcewatchRdf-icon.png
White Phosphorus.jpg

Legal status

White Phosphorus is covered by Protocol III of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons, which prohibits use of the substance as an incendiary weapon against civilian populations and in air attacks against military forces in civilian areas. Though the UK and 80 other countries are signatories to protocol III, the United States is not, and has admitted to using it in Fallujah[1] and Mosul.[2]

Use in Gaza

In Gaza, Israel has used White Phosphorus provided by Monsanto.[3] In 2013, the BBC announced that Israel would stop using white phosphorus shells.[4]