They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Israel killing with cluster munitions


A U.S.-based human rights group accused Israel on Monday of using artillery-fired cluster grenades against a Lebanese village last week during its assault against Hizbollah.

Human Rights Watch said it had taken photos of cluster grenades stored by Israeli artillery teams on the Israel-Lebanon border and that a cluster grenade attack on Wednesday killed one and wounded at least 12 civilians in the village of Blida.

"Cluster munitions are unacceptably inaccurate and unreliable weapons when used around civilians," Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth said in a statement. "They should never be used in populated areas." Read more