Sunday, 29 May 2011

Weapons Used By Israel Against Hamas During Operation Cast Lead

During the Operation Cast Lead(OCL) which was launched by Israeli Defense Force(IDF) against the Palestinian militant group Hamas, it used a wide variety of weapons. Some were pretty standard but others quite controversial.

Depending on which side of the divide you stand , these weapons may look a bit overkill,cruel and inhuman or effective,necessary and normal. Some of these armaments are very rarely used in civilian area specially one which is as densely populated as Gaza. Eg. White Phosphorus,Flechette Round, Depleted Uranium, Dense Inert Metal Explosives(highly cancerous), CARPET etc.

In some cases Israel has denied ever using such weapons but most of these uses are well documented with graphic evidence and witness testimony.

Here we present a document produced by Institute Of Palestine Studies which in goes into the details of the weapons used during OCL, their uses and effects both long term as well as short term.


THE ISRAELI ARSENAL DEPLOYED AGAINST GAZA DURING OPERATION CAST LEAD