portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reporting global

human & civil rights | imperialism & war

Poisonous Gas dropped on villages by Israeli military in southern Lebanon

 link to globalresearch.ca
WMR reported that the Israeli military was using poison gas on villages in south Lebanon. According to a former U.S. weapons expert who served in Iraq, the artillery shell in a photo taken in Lebanon (below) is a chemical weapon delivery device. It is being handled by an Israeli Defense Force soldier and Hebrew lettering can be clearly seen on the armored vehicle. Another chemical weapons shell of the same type can be seen lying on the ground to the right. It is not known what type of chemical is in the chemical canister, however, gas dropped by the Israelis in villages in southern Lebanon has resulted in severe vomiting among the civilian population.

Media commentators have scoffed that Israel, with its relatively unique history, would ever use chemical weapons or poison gas in any war. It is precisely because of that perception that they are using such weapons. The deniability factor prevents the media from taking seriously the credible reports of banned weapons being used by the Israelis.
They are using them 24.Jul.2006 19:24


Israel IS using some kind of chemical weapon which HAS been sent to by the US in the last week or two. The person there that I Spoke to today said that it is not lethal, however it causes permanent blindness and serious Respiratory burns.

It is known that Israel has been using them... 25.Jul.2006 01:43

Free human being

Israel has been using poisonous gas for a long time. Actually if you ever watch the documentary "Gaza strip" you will see it is very well documented. They have been using them against the Palestinians for years. They are also using depleted uranium which the region should be full of by now from all the missiles and weapons used by the IDF. Especially since many of them are US made weapons.

Don't believe everything, 25.Jul.2006 02:06

Fuck Israel, Bush and Clinton.

Unlike in the photo, artillery shells are typically pointy on top and cylindrical on botton. Top part has explosives, bottom part has a propellent that explodes and propells the shell towards the target after being fired from something that looks like a cannon.

I don't know what that guy is holding, but it looks like a propane tank with fins. I'm guessing that whatever amount of deadly gas they could fit in it would dissipate about as quick as a drag off my smoke. It looks more like a bomb than a shell and they sure are not at an airport. They're not shooting it out of a cannon either, it'd make a mess. It looks like a propane tank powering some kind of sensor that looks like a cell phone equipment.

Israel is only letting out pictures that they want you to see. They probably want their critics to scream WMD at them, so they can turn around and make fools of you all and let you be their enablers for more destruction.

Screw critizing something you can't prove or that's overly sensational. The block by block destruction of apartment buildings should be more than enough to scream about.

Don't let them trick you.

Fuel/Air Explosives 25.Jul.2006 03:31


Here's what the Israelis are using. They are not chemical weapons.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_air_explosive

The first segment of this clip shows an FAE detonation.