25 Aug 2006

Israel urged to shun cluster bomb

 US-based Human Rights Watch says Israel has used cluster bombs in civilian areas during its assault on Lebanon.

The group says an attack using the munitions on the village of Blida last week killed one person and injured 12. It says the explosives - which disperse after impact - are "unacceptably inaccurate and unreliable", and should not be used in populated areas.

The Israeli military says their use is legal under international law, and that it is investigating the Blida incident.

Read more about the use of cluster bombs against the Palestinians here: Israel using Cluster bombs, phosphorous bombs, nail bombs against civilians in southern Lebanon.

Source: BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel urged to shun cluster bomb

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