Friday, July 28, 2006
Aid groups say Israel using illegal weapons
1) The US-based Human Rts Watch has released a report that Israel has been using cluster bombs inside Lebanon on civilians. Human Rts Watch researchers photographed artillery-delivered cluster munitions among the arsenal of IDF artillery teams stationed on the Israeli-Lebanese border during a research visit on July 23. Those weapons were positively identified to be M483A1 Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions w/the help of a retired IDF commander, and yes, these horrific weapons are US produced and supplied, artillery cluster munitions. No shock there... b/c the US has used them repeatedly in Iraq and Afghanistan. 2) A French Humanitarian NGO has reported that Israel may be using cluster bombs and possibily white phosphorus in the war in Gaza. 3) Rawstory has put up the YouTube video of that CNN Karl Penhaul report I told you all about in my post called "Is Israel using White Phosphorus?" and 4) Journalist Dahr Jamail, who exposed how the US used white phosphorus in Iraq, tells Democracy Now's Amy Goodman that Israel is using the same tactic in Lebanon, and gives his own eye witness account.