Two phosphorous mortars were fired at southern Israel from Gaza on Wednesday, Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The Jerusalem Post.IDF responded enough is enough you splodey & soon to be splodey dopes.
"A police bomb disposal team examined a number of mortars that were fired today. We can confirm that two out of the nine mortars contained phosphorous," Rosenfeld added.
Haim Yalin, head of the Eshkol Regional Council where the phosphorous mortars landed, told the Post, "These weapons have been banned by the Geneva convention. They cause burns among victims and they kill. This is an agricultural area, and we now have to explain to farmers how to deal with burns in light of the new mortars."
Meanwhile, Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh's bodyguard is burning, errr, has been arrested by Egyptian authorities and charged with smuggling gold into the Gaza Strip.
Peace talk stuff besides the uptake of rockets being fired into Israel: Egypt's state-run newspaper has come under fire for altering a photograph to suggest President Hosni Mubarak was leading the Middle East peace talks.
Al-Ahram showed Mr Mubarak walking on a red carpet ahead of US President Barack Obama as well as the Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders.Fauxtography, not just for Reuters, AP..
Cross posted at the Jawa Report