IDF to stop using shells with white phosphorus in populated areas, state tells High Court
Human rights groups say the announcement does not obviate their demand for a prohibition against the munition, which they say killed dozens of Palestinians during Operation Cast Lead.
The Israel Defense Forces is to stop using artillery shells containing white phosphorus in built-up areas, the state told the High Court of Justice on Monday. The court is hearing a petition by cultural figures and human rights organizations against the army's use of the munitions.
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