Palestinian official says phosphorus in bombs 'left over from Cast Lead'

An activists in one of the Palestinian organizations admitted in a conversation with Ynet that a number of the mortar shells fired on Wednesday into the Eshkol Regional Council indeed contained phosphorus. According to him, the phosphorus was extracted from Israeli rockets and missiles fired at the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead that did not detonate.


However, according to him, the Palestinian organizations do not intend to make extensive use of phosphorus bombs. "We don't have the phosphorus the Israelis are speaking of," he said. (Ali Waked)