A political commentator says Israel is using US-supplied chemical weapons to target Palestinians in Gaza amid the regime’s deadly offensive against the blockaded territory, Press TV reports.
In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today, said Washington’s supplying of chemical weapons to the Tel Aviv regime “is one of the shames of the American relationship with Israel.”
The analyst added that the US has given “an infinite number of chemical weapons” to Israel, stressing that the regime has “burnt many Palestinian children” using US-supplied “white phosphorous bombs.”
Washington “is underwriting and paying for all of this and this is clearly a violation of any number of provisions within the Geneva Conventions and the United States should very well be held accountable,” added Duff.
Israeli warplanes began pounding the impoverished Gaza Strip on July 8. The Israeli military also launched a ground offensive against the blockaded coastal sliver on July 17.
New reports say the Tel Aviv regime’s latest indiscriminate attacks against Gaza have so far killed nearly 500 people, with a large number of the fatalities being women and children. More than 3,000 people have also been injured in the assaults.
On July 18, Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesperson for the Health Ministry in Gaza, said Tel Aviv is using a “strange toxic gas” against Palestinians in the coastal enclave, adding that dozens suffered from suffocation after inhaling a white poisonous gas fired by the Israeli military.
In an interview with Press TV on July 13, Erik Fosse, a Norwegian doctor in Gaza, also criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians.