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Official PA daily: "The Israeli Death and Holocaust State" uses "phosphorus bombs and biological" warfare

 Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for official PA daily
‎“The Israeli Death and Holocaust State has ‎murdered the hope for a better future. It ‎has spread the darkness of its brutality ‎and barbarity everywhere, and has not left ‎a single home, street, school or ‎playground safe. It has polluted the air ‎and the water. Their phosphorus bombs ‎and biological [weapons] (Note: There have ‎been no credible ‎reports of Israel using white phosphorus ‎or ‎biological weapons in the 2014 Gaza war) have seeped into ‎the groundwater wells, poisoning the ‎water and causing epidemics and ‎contagious and non-contagious diseases. ‎In this way, a war of annihilation is going ‎on, as [Israel’s] war is not limited to ‎missiles and shells, but manifests itself in ‎murder through other methods and means ‎as well.”‎

Note: This article was published during the 2014 Gaza war as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.

Israel announced in 2013 that it was discontinuing the use of white phosphorus ‎smoke shells. Israeli Brigadier-General Roy Riftin confirmed to Reuters on Aug. 12, ‎‎2014 that Israel was not using white phosphorus in Operation Protective Edge and ‎reiterated that Israel's use of white phosphorus smoke shells in the 2008-2009 Gaza ‎War was in line with international law.‎