On Tuesday, a UN de-mining official said that Israel dropped cluster bombs on at least 170 villages in southern Lebanon during its 34-day war with Hezbollah guerrillas.
Israel has defended its right to use cluster bombs and says it only deploys them in accordance with international law.
Oddly enough Israel has not admitted that it used them in the Lebanon war?
Yet according to tobacco farmer Majed Abu Della, many tobacco fields are also littered with these bombs!
I also read that according to a report published in The New York Times on Thursday, agreements with the US restrict the use of these weapons.
So... ... now we are hearing that "made in the USA" cluster bombs, that were used by Israel is also in violation of an US agreement?
Human Rights Watch accuses the Israelis of using such bombs in civilian areas, in violation of international standards.
How is it we sell/give Israel cluster bombs to use, that they are not suppose to be using?
And I read where it is stated that The Times has been reporting that: there are three different types of US made cluster bombs that were used
In fact another article form à http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L17443145.htm I read where experts have identified at least 10 places where air strikes were used to drop cluster bombs. These bombs are designed to puncture tank armor and spray molten shrapnel inside to kill the crew. These US made cluster bombs are released above their targets by jets or artillery.
The group from Human Rights said the 10 sites identified were in the areas of Nabatiyeh, Tibnin and Beit Yahoun, and along the road connecting the latter two villages. There is speculation that as many as 10 % of these types of cluster bombs "may not explode" leaving behind an estimate of 8,000 to 9,000 un-exploded DUD laying around
In one city alone it is reported over that they stopped counting bombs at 200. I read that more than 100 Israelis, most of them soldiers have now been killed in the conflict.
And more than 1,000 Lebanese, most of them civilians have also been killed from this conflict as well.
I read in a link here à http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/10/1339247 that Sam Husseini of the Institute for Public Accuracy who is a reporter, and was waiting outside of FOX NEWS studio, last Sunday in Washington DC, to ask the Israel's ambassador to the United States, Daniel Ayalon,. He was part of a part of a press stakeout. So he grilled Ayalon on Israel's targeting of civilians and use of cluster bombs in Lebanon, Israel's nuclear arsenal and its lack of adherence to United Nations Security Council resolutions. Read the following few sentences that sound to this average joe anybody as ... ..bald face LIES
SAM HUSSEINI::: Are you using cluster bombs in Lebanon?
DANIEL AYALON::: No, we are not. We're not using anything which is not approved by the UN conventions and charters.
SAM HUSSEINI::: Why did you bomb the electrical facilities in Lebanon?
DANIEL AYALON::: Lebanon has electric capabilities, which is running. They have running water. We are not targeting any of the infrastructures. We could have done a lot of damage, which we're not doing, specifically because we're very much concerned about the humanitarian conditions over there.
And to add more back up proof that these claims of cluster bombs being used in spite of the LIES that Daniel Ayalon is purporting.., Independent journalist Dahr Jamail, who exposed how the U.S. used white phosphorus bombs in Iraq, says Israel is using the same tactic in Lebanon -
All this is now confirmed by the Ministry of the Interior in Lebanon, from what I have read on this INDY link here à http://www.indymedia.ie/article/77507 In fact in this article I read where it is also confirmed that in a Southern Lebanon city named Nabatiya, it is not only been suspected that white phosphorus has been used it also is confirmed by the Minister of the Interior.