Many of the almost 900 Palestinians killed in Israel’s war on Gaza have been civilians, while thousands of others have received treatment in hospital.
Human rights groups are calling on Israel to stop using white phosphorus in its war on Gaza.
The use of the deadly chemical in wars is only legal in areas that are not densely populated by civilians.
One of Israel stated goals in its war on Gaza is to stop Hamas from firing rockets into southern Israel. It also wants to ensure Hamas wont be able to re-arm using the smuggling tunnels along the Gaza border with Egypt.
But as Roza Ibragimova reports, Israel may find it difficult to achieve its goals.