By INDYKIDS STAFF

The United States supplied the white phosphorus bombs that Israel used against the Palestinians in Gaza in January, according to the human rights group Amnesty International. The human rights group called the use of white phosphorus on a civilian population a war crime.

White phosphorus is a highly flammable substance which can cause serious burns and death to people. The United States is the largest arms supplier to Israel. Under a deal brokered by the Bush administration, it will provide $30 billion to Israel through 2017.