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An Immediate Cessation of the Use of Illegal Weapons in Contravention of International Law
Other | 14.1.2009
HaMoked and other human rights organizations demand an immediate halt to the use of illegal weapons during the fighting in the Gaza Strip. The demand is directed at the Prime Minister, the Defense Minister and the Attorney General, and follows various reports of the use of prohibited weapons, such as phosphorus shells and cluster bombs, by the Israeli army. The unwarranted use of such weapons in a densely populated area such as the Gaza Strip is strictly prohibited by international humanitarian law, in light of the irreversible damage these weapons cause.
Updates
15.1.2009
HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual and other human rights organizations turned to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defence and the Attorney General: Halt the Use of Illegal Weapons Prohibited by International Law
22.1.2009
Following media reports indicating that the army is investigating its use of phosphorus shells during the fighting in the Gaza Strip: HaMoked appealed to the Military Advocate General requesting to learn who is in charge of the investigation and when it is scheduled to conclude, as well as to receive a copy of the findings
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