Israel Testing Banned Weapons at Right of Return March in Gaza

by Ariyana Love

The ICSPR in Gaza has informed me that Israel is testing some kind of new chemical nerve agent on the unarmed civilian protesters who are gathering at the eastern boarder of the Gaza Strip, demanding that United Nations Resolution 194 Right of Return to their ancestral homes, be enforced.

This is a new kind of experimental and internationally banned weapon, which is being dispersed from Israeli drones, on top of the crowds of civilians below. The gas is effecting everyone, including journalists and medical personnel.

The ISCPR informed me that although hundreds of people are being treated for this unknown toxic poisoning, Gaza hospitals do not have the capability to extract samples from the victims. They also have no access to a facility that can test and determine the kind of banned weapon the Israeli occupation is now testing.

For all we know, this could be Sarin gas.

Doctors do not know what this substance is and Israel will not allow an international body to enter Gaza to investigate.

Inhaling this toxic gas results in terrifying suffocation, violent convulsions, seizures, long hours of unconsciousness, coma and/or death.

Witness a journalist suffocating from the toxic gas, below.

Israel is also using another internationally banned weapon called “The Butterfly,” which explodes upon impact, causing maximum damage to internal organs. See link to article here.

Medics and journalists are being intentionally targeted and killed. Last Friday, Palestinian journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein’s was sniped in chest while covering the Great Return March demonstration. The bullet came through his protective press vest and he is now in the ICU in Gaza. His family is waiting permission from Israel, to receive urgent medical treatment abroad.

The war crime was caught on camera.

The testing of internationally banned weapons, extrajudicial field executions and deliberate targeting of journalists and medics, are all heinous war crimes.

Footage below shows Israel targeting a field medics tent with tear gas, at the Gaza boarder.

Yesterday, Israeli rights organization Yesh Din, petitioned the High Court of Justice, together with  Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)Gisha LCFM and HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual, demanding that the court order the cancellation of open-fire regulations allowing IDF soldiers to fire live ammunition at demonstrators who do not endanger the lives of soldiers on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Over 1500 people have been injured by Israeli force, since the Great Return March began on March 30th and 30 have been killed.

Cover photo: Palestinian protesters demonstrate and burn tires near the border with Israel in the Gaza Strip, as seen from the Israeli side, April 13, 2018. (Sliman Khader/Flash90) +972 Magazine


Ariyana Love

Ariyana Love is Founder of Occupy Palestine TV, TLB Director of Middle East Rising and Goodwill Ambassador to Palestine (ICSPR, Gaza). Ariyana is Chairwoman of Meta Nutrients Trust, a Human Rights Defender and Activist.

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