Israel allegedly uses phosphorus munitions to shell Lebanese localities

Cairo/Geneva, Oct 17 (UNI): Israeli armed forces allegedly shelled several villages and areas on the Lebanese border overnight using phosphorus munitions on Tuesday.

The media accused Israel of shelling civilian homes in the Ed Douair area, which left some people injured. The victims were taken to hospitals in Tyre, the news agency added.


Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that Israel used white phosphorus weapons against Gaza and Lebanon during hostilities following Hamas’ incursion on October 7 and subsequent rocket attacks.

Last Tuesday, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry accused the Israeli armed forces of using ammunition with white phosphorus.

However, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the organization was not aware of any reports on Israel’s possible use of such weapons.

24 UN facilities damaged by Israeli strikes

At least 24 facilities of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have been damaged by Israeli strikes and bombings across the Gaza Strip since October 7, according to a report published by the organization on Tuesday.

“[A total of] 24 confirmed reports of UNRWA installations across the Gaza Strip impacted as a result of airstrikes and bombardment. The actual number is likely to be higher,” the report read.

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