Saturday, January 31, 2009

Amnesty international: Israeli army used flechettes against Gaza civilians

Global Research, January 29, 2009

Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

Apart from white phosphorus, the Israeli army used a variety of other weapons in densely populated civilian areas of Gaza in the three-week conflict that began on 27 December.

Flechettes are 4cm long metal darts that are sharply pointed at the front, with four fins at the rear. Between 5,000 and 8,000 are packed into 120mm shells which are generally fired from tanks. The shells explode in the air and scatter the flechettes in a conical pattern over an area about 300m wide and 100m long.

An anti-personnel weapon designed to penetrate dense vegetation, flechettes should never be used in built-up civilian areas. The Israeli army has used them in Gaza periodically for several years. In most cases their use has resulted in civilians being killed or injured.

Amnesty International’s fact-finding team in Gaza first heard about the use of flechettes in the most recent conflict some ten days ago. The father of one of the victims showed the team a flechette which had been taken out of his son’s body.

In its latest post on Amnesty International’s Livewire blog, the team described how on Monday it visited towns and villages around Gaza and found more hard evidence of the use of flechettes.

In ‘Izbat Beit Hanoun, to the south-west of the town of Beit Hanoun, several flechette shells were fired into the main road, killing two people and injuring several others on the morning of 5 January.

Wafa’ Nabil Abu Jarad, a 21-year-old pregnant mother of two, was one of those killed. Her husband and her mother-in-law told the team that the family had just had breakfast and were outside the house drinking tea in the sun.

Wafa’ and her husband were standing by the corner of the house when they heard a noise, followed by screams. They turned to go back into their house but at that moment Wafa’ and several other members of the family were hit by flechettes. Wafa’ was killed outright.

That same day, at the other end of the street, 16-year-old Islam Jaber Abd-al-Dayem was struck in the neck by a flechette. He was taken to the hospital’s intensive care unit but died three days later. Mizar, his brother, was injured in the same attack and still has a flechette lodged in his back.

In the village of al-Mughraqa on the morning of 7 January, a shell struck the room where Atta Hassan Aref Azzam was sitting with two of his children, Mohammed, aged 13 and Hassan, aged two and a half. All three were killed. The six other members of the family who were in the house fled to the nearest school for shelter. The team examined the bloodstained wall by which the three were killed. It was full of flechettes.

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Thinking....... said...

"Dr. Fritz Haber" was one of those Nobel Prize winners. How Ironic he got a prize. Considering.

Israel was founded by Zionists. There is a long history behind all of this. Which to my amazement many don’t know anything about it. All Jewish people are not like those in Israel, I assumed most people knew about this Zionists treachery. From day one of the Conception of Israel, these people have betrayed their own people. They worked with the Nazis and collaborated with them. To the demise of their own people. Like those from Nazi Germany there are still many today that are alive and well. Children raised by such people learn to hate etc just as hateful and bigoted as their fore fathers.
Did You Know: About Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis
Zionists are just as bad, if not worse then Hitler and his death camps.
The Nazis implemented the ‘Final Solution’, the extermination of all ‘non-Aryan’ peoples that included not only the Jews but also the Roma and the Serbs.

The links to these are at the bottom of the post. Be sure to share.
“THE ROLE OF ZIONISM IN THE HOLOCAUST” A very well written history of what happened. A must read.
“Israel: “Did You Know?” A few things about Israel we all should know.
“Interview: Adam Shapiro, co-founder of the ISM/UN Reports: Gaza destruction/ US Aid to Israel 6. 5 million a day”
This also has some history as well as reports for the UN about the disaster left by Israel and a bit on how much money the US gives Israel and must be stopped. Israel gets on average 6.5 million a DAY from the US. US tax payers money. Israel has over 200 nuclear bombs and I a might be wrong but they will use them on their neighbors.

Zionists are equal to Nazis. That is why many Jewish communities around the world protested against them, because like many of us they don’t want them killing any more people either.
At the hands of the Zionists many of their own people were killed also. Many Jewish people know all to well how evil Zionists are. We were never taught this in school. This has been for some reason kept out of classrooms. I am sure there may be many Jewish people who don’t even know this. For sure anyone who lives in Israel would not know this. They have all been brainwashed from day one. My father had a saying when you go to school you learn only what they want you to know whether it be the truth or not. This was not taught in schools that I went to. Lets not forget that Bushes Grandfather and numerous others in the US funded Hitlers war as well. Britain promised the Zionist Palestine. None of this was taught in our schools. So being left without this knowledge has warped peoples view of things.
If you check here!OpenView
Sykes-Picot agreement text 1916 It is accordingly understood between the French and British governments.
1917 Letter to Lord Rothschild
Zionists are not Real Jewish people they are nothing more then Nazi war criminals.
03/02/1919 Paris peace conference - Zionist Organization statement/Non-UN document
03/01/1919 Faisal-Weizmann agreement/Non-UN document
To understand what is happening today one must understand the past.
The Zionist lied to the British. Even then.
The Zionists said they represented all Jewish people, this too was and still is a lie. They use the Holocaust to promote their propaganda. The Holocaust they helped Hitler with that is. THE ROLE OF ZIONISM IN THE HOLOCAUST explains what they did and did not do.