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Monkie Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:24 AM
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BBC: Israel admits phosphorus bombing (in lebanon)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6075408.stm

Israel has for the first time admitted it used controversial phosphorus shells during fighting against Hezbollah in Lebanon in July and August.

Cabinet minister Jacob Edery confirmed the bombs were dropped "against military targets in open ground".

Israel had previously said the weapons were used only to mark targets.


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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:27 AM
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2. Whether or not the use of those weapons was illegal...
...is dependent upon the truthfulness of this statement:

"The Israeli army made use of phosphorus shells during the war against Hezbollah in attacks against military targets in open ground," he said.
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:32 AM
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3. see thread here
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