Pressure for an international ban on cluster bombs has intensified as Israel stands accused of littering southern Lebanon with thousands of unexploded bombs in the final hours of its war against Hizbollah.Get that, the last three days of hostilities. You know, if any other country, particularly one of those "Islamofascist" countries, had done this, we would be all over them like chicken pox demanding sanctions, retaliation, human right's court, and docketing them like that guy Sadam Hussein. What, pray tell, is the difference between gassing civilians and cluster bombing civilians? Alright, I'll give you the issue of numbers killed. What about atomic bombs? And who used those?
Campaigners yesterday accused the Israel Defence Force of leaving a "minefield" of deadly bomblets in villages and fields after firing hundreds of cluster shells, rockets and bombs across its northern border in the three days before hostilities ended earlier this month. (emphas added)
Chris Clarke, head of the UN mine action service in southern Lebanon, said: "This is without a doubt the worst post-conflict cluster bomb contamination I have ever seen."
Update 1: see here for a little bit stronger language.
United Nations - The U.N. humanitarian chief on Wednesday accused Israel of "shocking" and "completely immoral" behavior for dropping large numbers of cluster bombs on Lebanon when a cease-fire in its war with Hezbollah was in sight.