International human rights organizations
This report documents Israel’s extensive use of white phosphorus munitions during its 22- day military operations in Gaza, from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009, named Operation Cast Lead. Based on in-depth investigations in Gaza, the report concludes that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) repeatedly exploded white phosphorus munitions in the air over populated areas, killing and injuring civilians, and damaging civilian structures, including a school, a market, a humanitarian aid warehouse and a hospital.
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel issues harsh report against IDF's conduct during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, saying Israel 'did not allow evacuation of injured civilians, prevented medical teams from reaching wounded'. PHR also reports 'dangerous trend of increasing disregard for obligation to protect medical personnel'Bologna giovane, ribelle e indolente
Brussels Press conference
Launch of the RUSSELL TRIBUNAL on Palestine production (4th of March 2009):
By Paola Manduca, Geneticist, University of Genoa, Italy. Text prepared for the International Citizens Tribunal, 22-24 February 2008, Brussels.
Published on 23 November 2006.
Original title: Essential elements for reducing the civilian harm of cluster munitions: examples of positive policy and practice and global overview of cluster munition use, production, stockpiling, and transfer.