This week, Human Rights Watch (HRW) made public a 71-page report giving witness statements of the effects of white phosphorus in civilian areas. The group called for Israel to stop using the incendiary substance in January during the Gaza attack. While White phosphorus is legal under international law, HRW said it believes the chemical should not be used in densely-packed civilian areas like Gaza, due to the "horrific burns" it can cause.
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) issued a statement saying it was conducting an investigation, but could already conclude that it used munitions in accordance with international law.
Some Twitterers disputed the veracity of the claims.
Others wondered about independent investigations of both IDF and Hamas.
Some expressed frustration and cynicism, while others continued to investigate.
Finally, the Huffington Post Tweeted a link to a video.