The recently reported use of new kind of weapons like the white phosphorus and the so-called DIME (dense inert metal explosives) on defenseless Palestinians in Gaza is nothing short of treating humans as guinea pigs. It is stated that white phosphorus burns the tissues to the bones while the so-called DIME bombs tear the tissues from bones and cause cancer in four to six months in the wounded persons. -DR M. YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, via e-mail, January 14.