Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Israel dropped 3,000 tons of bombs on Gaza


More details have emerged about Israel's bombardment of Gazan population during Operation Cast Lead. According to the Gaza police force the IDF dropped 3,000 tons of bombs on Gaza, much of it illegal weaponry with the use of white phosphorus shells being the most widely documented to date.
Tahseen Saad, head of the police force's explosives engineering unit, indicated that a lot of the weapons used were illegal under international law.

In his statement, Saad clarified that the occupation forces used different types of bombs with the most significant ones weighing between 150 – 500 Kg. He also pointed out that the most controversial weapons used included white phosphorous bombs which are illegal to use in populated areas.

Saad explained that Israel used an assortment of missiles, such as anti-tank guided missiles, against civilians and their vehicles.

He said that the Israeli army used bombs that dispersed red smoke made up of explosives and tungsten. When the bomb is dropped it sprayed a liquid which creates fog and in less than a second it disappears and the bomb explodes. more