Archive for the ‘Cluster Bombs’ Category

"Israel" Upholds Clusterbombing of Civilian Populated Areas of Lebanon

December 24, 2007

They say the “Israel” “Defense” Force is “the most moral army in the world.” Indeed, the IDF exemplifies Talmudic “morality” to a higher degree than any other military. But the Talmud does not constitute the basis for morality in Western culture, or at least, it didn’t until recently. I suppose that’s how they can now get away with making such a ridiculous claim.

Israel upholds use of cluster bombs

December 24, 2007

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM – The Israeli army on Monday said it will not press charges against officers who ordered the use of cluster bombs during last year’s war in Lebanon, brushing off international criticism that the weapons unnecessarily put Lebanese civilians at risk.

Announcing the results of a more than year-long probe, the army said investigators determined Israel’s use of cluster bombs was a “concrete military necessity” and did not violate international humanitarian law. Lebanese officials accused the army of covering up war crimes.

Cluster bombs open in flight and scatter dozens of bomblets over wide areas. The United Nations and human rights groups have accused Israel of dropping about 4 million cluster bomblets during its 34-day war against the Hezbollah guerrilla group.

They say as many as 1 million bomblets failed to explode and now endanger civilians, and earlier this year, the U.S. State Department said Israel probably misused American-made cluster bombs in civilian areas. More than 30 people have been killed by cluster bomb and land mine explosions in Lebanon since the 2006 summer [brutality].

full article:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071224/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_cluster_bombs

"Israel" Upholds Clusterbombing of Civilian Populated Areas of Lebanon

December 24, 2007

They say the “Israel” “Defense” Force is “the most moral army in the world.” Indeed, the IDF exemplifies Talmudic “morality” to a higher degree than any other military. But the Talmud does not constitute the basis for morality in Western culture, or at least, it didn’t until recently. I suppose that’s how they can now get away with making such a ridiculous claim.

Israel upholds use of cluster bombs

December 24, 2007

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM – The Israeli army on Monday said it will not press charges against officers who ordered the use of cluster bombs during last year’s war in Lebanon, brushing off international criticism that the weapons unnecessarily put Lebanese civilians at risk.

Announcing the results of a more than year-long probe, the army said investigators determined Israel’s use of cluster bombs was a “concrete military necessity” and did not violate international humanitarian law. Lebanese officials accused the army of covering up war crimes.

Cluster bombs open in flight and scatter dozens of bomblets over wide areas. The United Nations and human rights groups have accused Israel of dropping about 4 million cluster bomblets during its 34-day war against the Hezbollah guerrilla group.

They say as many as 1 million bomblets failed to explode and now endanger civilians, and earlier this year, the U.S. State Department said Israel probably misused American-made cluster bombs in civilian areas. More than 30 people have been killed by cluster bomb and land mine explosions in Lebanon since the 2006 summer [brutality].

full article:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071224/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_cluster_bombs

The Israeli Gift that Keeps Giving

October 11, 2007

11/10/2007

Briton killed while clearing IDF cluster bombs in southern Lebanon

By Reuters

A British man was killed on Thursday while clearing cluster bombs dropped on southern Lebanon by Israel … last year, a United Nations spokeswoman said.

He was the 13th person to be killed during work to clear unexploded ordinance [dropped by the Israelis] in July and August, 2006, said Dalya Farran of the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC) in Lebanon …

Cluster bombs had also killed a six-year-old boy and a shepherd in the same area over the last week, the sources said.

Farran said 23 civilians [have] been killed by unexploded ordinance, mostly cluster bombs …

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/911933.html

The Israeli Gift that Keeps Giving

October 11, 2007

11/10/2007

Briton killed while clearing IDF cluster bombs in southern Lebanon

By Reuters

A British man was killed on Thursday while clearing cluster bombs dropped on southern Lebanon by Israel … last year, a United Nations spokeswoman said.

He was the 13th person to be killed during work to clear unexploded ordinance [dropped by the Israelis] in July and August, 2006, said Dalya Farran of the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC) in Lebanon …

Cluster bombs had also killed a six-year-old boy and a shepherd in the same area over the last week, the sources said.

Farran said 23 civilians [have] been killed by unexploded ordinance, mostly cluster bombs …

http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/911933.html

Olmert Admits 2006 Israeli Destruction of Lebanon Infrastructure was Decided Upon Long in Advance

March 10, 2007

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Winograd Commission that his decision to respond to the abduction of soldiers with a broad military operation was made as early as March 2006, four months before last summer’s Lebanon war broke out …

… as early as the first day of the war, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with Olmert and asked that Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora not be undermined. Israel understood this to mean that Lebanese infrastructure should not be destroyed, even though the IDF had originally planned otherwise.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/834549.html

Olmert Admits 2006 Israeli Destruction of Lebanon Infrastructure was Decided Upon Long in Advance

March 10, 2007

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Winograd Commission that his decision to respond to the abduction of soldiers with a broad military operation was made as early as March 2006, four months before last summer’s Lebanon war broke out …

… as early as the first day of the war, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with Olmert and asked that Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora not be undermined. Israel understood this to mean that Lebanese infrastructure should not be destroyed, even though the IDF had originally planned otherwise.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/834549.html