Phosphorus Shell Fired from Gaza
Hamas breaks international law, firing a mortar shell with phosphorus at the Kerem Shalom land crossing along the Israel-Gaza border. The Hamas terrorist organization intentionally aims rocket attacks at major Israeli civilian population centers, putting a million Israelis in the line of rocket fire.
International law states that it is illegal to use the substance in inhabited areas. Mortar shells containing phosphorus, which when exposed to air burn through anything with which they come into contact, are illegal under international law when fired at civilians.