Eshkol council files UN complaint over phosphorous shells

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January 2, 2012 16:12




The farming district of Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel filed a complaint on Monday over two Palestinian mortar shells fired at it from Gaza which were found to contain phosphorous.

The complaint, filed to UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, noted that the Geneva Convention banned the use of phosphorous in weapons directed at civilians.

The rural region, filled with farms and villages, has been the target of years-long Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks.

The  phosphorous shells fired on Sunday landed in open fields, and did not cause injuries or damages.

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