Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Israeli Gift that Keeps Giving


Briton killed while clearing IDF cluster bombs in southern Lebanon

By Reuters

A British man was killed on Thursday while clearing cluster bombs dropped on southern Lebanon by Israel ... last year, a United Nations spokeswoman said.

He was the 13th person to be killed during work to clear unexploded ordinance [dropped by the Israelis] in July and August, 2006, said Dalya Farran of the United Nations Mine Action Coordination Centre (UNMACC) in Lebanon ...

Cluster bombs had also killed a six-year-old boy and a shepherd in the same area over the last week, the sources said.

Farran said 23 civilians [have] been killed by unexploded ordinance, mostly cluster bombs ...

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