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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

Based on information gathered from the media and additional sources about the army's use of phosphorus bombs in the Gaza Strip, seven human rights organizations in Israel turned to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defence and the Attorney General, demanding an immediate halt to the use of all illegal weapons prohibited by International Humanitarian Law, including phosphorous and cluster bombs.

The organizations emphasize that according to international law, the use of weapons that cause unnecessary suffering, beyond what is necessary to neutralize the military threat, is completely forbidden. This is one of the oldest regulations in the modern rules of war. 

To see the letter from 14.1.2009

mail@hamoked.org.il (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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