Israeli army used flechettes against Gaza civilians

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    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.

    Israeli army used flechettes against Gaza civilians | Amnesty International
     
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    What a horrifying way to go
     
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    They aern't used in tanks, they are used in arrty rounds and in things like Claymore mines.
     
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    dude.. don't you know that garage sale rockets are a million times WORSE than suing a napalm-like phosphorus weapon on human beings?


    duh.


    what.. you wanna see dead jews in the sea or something?
     
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    You sure about that Xenophon? Perhaps you should do some reasearch into the IDF usage of the The M494 APERS-T Tank Round. Also be sure to check out the link below, you'll find that the IDF does in fact use them in tanks, which means that their could be some actual truth to their usage in Gaza.

    Israel's military debates use of flechette round - Jane's Land Forces News
     
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    Regardless of whatever their application, these are not weapons made for densely populated areas with civilians known to be present.
     
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    ah the price one pays for blowing up a cafe with tnt starpped to ones chest.....
     
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    ...kinda like the price one pays for carving out a nation in a location that has already been populated by arabs for at least a century, eh?


    oh, duh... only dirty ass goyim get that kind of apathy, right buddy?
     
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    you mean his article is a lie?

    I'm so shocked.

    I thought the whole phospherous thing was shown to be untrue anyway. you know, given that the article is from january.

    and someone should tell the anti-semitic trash that dying in a terrorist attack or when a missile hits you is pretty terrible too.
     
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    hey the un created a nation for both of them.....out of thin air in a place that had been populated by both groups....

    maybe the arabs should find a better backer and train their troops better.....

    i think the world should step back and let them go at it....
     

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