jeudi 19 octobre 2006

Fast Facts on Israel’s Use of Cluster Munitions in Southern Lebanon

On July 24, 2006, Human Rights Watch was the first to confirm Israel’s use of cluster munitions in Lebanon, when it broke the news that a July 19 attack on the village of Blida left one civilian dead and 12 wounded. Human Rights Watch tracked the use of cluster munitions throughout the conflict, and successfully urged the United States not to ship new cluster munitions to Israel. Since the end of the fighting, Human Rights Watch has investigated the humanitarian impact of dangerous unexploded submunitions on civilians in southern Lebanon. Below is a complete guide to Human Rights Watch’s work on cluster munitions in Lebanon.

Source : Human Rights Watch