Israel

Phosphorus shells used in Lebanon invasion (UN)

By Steve Connor, Science Editor. Published on The Independent on 8 November 2006.

Abstract: Israel fired artillery shells containing white phosphorus in its recent conflict with Hizbollah militants in the Lebanon, according to an official investigation by the United Nations.

White phosphorus is banned under the Geneva Convention when used against civilians or in civilian areas, although Israel insists that the shells were directed against solely military targets.

Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon

Abstract: The Council should take the initiative to promote urgent action to
include cluster munitions to the list of weapons banned under
international law. The Council should request the relevant
international bodies, including the Meetings of States Parties to the
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain
Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects and to the Convention on the Prohibition
of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel


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