In the wake of Friday’s violent “March of Return” riots, some palestinians and their supporters have claimed Israel was using white phosphorus or other chemical weapons on the rioters.
They have done so using a number of “proofs.”
“Proof” 1: This image
The Zionist source .. And intervened the United Nations to stop the # Friday Kushuk but failed !!
— Emad rafat (@e24h) April 6, 2018
I am guessing those using this image are trying to suggest the light streak in the black smoke is white phosphorus – since it is as clear as day that the dark smoke is from the burning tires.
But footage from the scene shows it is clearly tear gas.
Watch … Gaza demonstrations by the borders in the Day of Tyres …
Also, some palestinians who claimed to be at the riots posted the same image with no mention of white phosphorus having been used.
I'm really surprised by the huge number of people who came to the borders yesterday, without caring what would happen to…
“Proof” 2: This photo of a “palestinian child”
Bastard Israel dropping Phosporus bombs on innocent Palestinian children.
This is what it does.
UN or any Countries reaction.
Let them do what they like. pic.twitter.com/eUQi7ei4eH
— Steve Courtenay (@SteveCourtenay1) April 5, 2018
This is yet another example of co-opting an image of a child from another conflict and trying to pass it off as being from Gaza.
“Proof” 3: This footage of palestinians supposed affected
Ahmad Rami Zo'rob is another example that confirms and shows Israel's use of internationally prohibited weapons against defenseless civilians. #GreatReturnMarch
Posted by Quds News Network on Sunday, April 8, 2018
Witness: The occupation uses strange gas against unarmed civilians on the Gaza border
I can’t tell if this is just really bad acting, or actually the results of inhaling tear gas. Either way, it is certainly not proof that we used chemical weapons.
Meanwhile, Assad actually has been using chemical weapons in Syria, the most recent example being a few days ago. Yet some palestinians and their supporters would rather the world focused on Israel for invented chemical weapons attacks.