Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Israeli Cluster Bombs Legal

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel's use of cluster bombs in last year's war against Hezbollah was legal and conformed to international conventions, a long awaited army investigation said on Monday.

"The Israeli army in most cases used cluster bombs in uninhabited sectors where there were no civilians and from where Hezbollah forces operated," according to the inquiry by legal counsel to the army.

The munitions dropped by Israel during its devastating air war against Lebanon included more than a million cluster bomblets, around 40 percent of which failed to detonate on impact, according to the United Nations.


So the U.N. accuses Israel of illegal weapons in a defensive war against Hizbollah. I can't wait for the U.N. to condemn bombs packed with nails, rat poison, and ball-bearings...

I won't hold my breath.

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