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Tuesday, August 15, 2006


by Sarah Meyer
Index Research

Updated 16 August 2006

The original article, Index on Illegal US Weapons in Lebanon can be found here.

This Appendix is a source list of reports and articles following from 30.07.06.

War Crimes in Lebanon

July 12 – 28 2006
Map of Destruction and Death in Lebanon. From

29.07.06. Video (6 min.). You Tube / ICH. Killing to Go On Until We Find a Plan.

30.07.06. Human Rights Watch. Indiscriminate Bombing in Lebanon a war crime. Israel / Lebanon: Israel Responsible for Qana Attack.

30.07.06. Dahr Jamail, IPS. SIDON. …Thirty-six-year-old Khuder Gazali, an ambulance driver whose arm was blown off by an Israeli rocket, told IPS that his ambulance was hit (NB: War Crime) while trying to rescue civilians whose home had just been bombed. … On way to the hospital an Israeli Apache helicopter hit his ambulance with a rocket, severely injuring him and the four people in the back of the vehicle, he said. "So then another ambulance tried to reach us to rescue us, but it too was bombed by an Apache, killing everyone inside it," he said. … A 43-year-old man from Durish Zhair village south of Tyre lay at the Labib Medical Centre with multiple shrapnel wounds and half his body blackened by fire. "Please tell them to stop using white phosphorous," he said. If You Haven’t Left, You’re Hezbollah.

30.07.06. Reuters, altertnet. In today's military operations by the Israel Defense Forces against the village of Qana, a building sheltering civilians was directly hit. At the time of writing, the Lebanese Red Cross Society and the Lebanese Civil Defense have extracted 28 bodies from the rubble, 19 of whom are children. ICRC Press release No 06/83: Lebanon.

31.07.06. Zaman. OIC: Israel is committing War Crimes, UN Should Act.

31.07.06. F. Biedermann, Dr Taha said he had been sleeping in the surgical ward when it received a direct hit (NB: War Crime) but survived because he was called away to have a cup of tea minutes before the bomb struck. Last survivors flee the ruin of Beint Jabel.

01.07.06. Haifa Zangana, Comment Is Free, Guardian. Ms. Zangana quotes Pablo Neruda in this moving article:

01.08.06. IRNA. Spanish, Italian Prime Ministers condemn Israeli war crimes in Qana.

01.08.06. Francis Boyle. Prosecuting Israel. A War Crimes Tribunal May Be the Only Deterrent to a Global War.

01.08.06. Dahr Jamail / ICH. Red Cross workers and residents of Qana, where Israeli bombing killed at least 60 civilians, have told IPS that no Hezbollah rockets were launched from the city before the Israeli air strike. The Israeli military has said it bombed the building in which several people had taken shelter, more than half of them children, because the Army had faced rocket fire from Qana. No Hezbollah Rockets Fired From Qana.

01.08.06. Dahr Jamail, IPS / Muslim News. (NB: War Crime) Lebanese Red Cross Repeatedly Targeted.

02.08.06. THREE Moroccan lawyers are suing Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz for war crimes and crimes against humanity over the Israeli army's attacks on Lebanon and Gaza. Peretz sued for war crimes.

02.08.06. Ha’aretz. Buried in this story: “Witnesses in Baalbek said they saw dozens of IAF helicopters hovering over the city. They said the hospital in Baalbek, filled with patients and wounded people, was bombed (NB: War Crime) by IAF helicopters late Tuesday.” (NB: Balbeck is not in the “incursion” zone, but is north of Beirut.) IDF commandos nab five low-level Hezbollah men in Baalbek raid. Olmert said the target “was not functioning as a hospital. "Israel does not raid hospitals," he said. "There are no patients there and there is no hospital.” See also Robert Fisk (03.08.06), Independent / ICH: Entire Lebanese family killed in Israeli attack on hospital.

03.08.06. REPORT. Human Rights Watch. ... An attack with cluster bombs was carried out in Blida (19.07) ... researchers were able to document cluster munitions among the arsenal of Israel Defense Forces stationed on the Israeli-Lebanese border. They include the M483A1 Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions, supplied by the U.S.

03.08.06. REPORT. Human Rights Watch. Indiscriminate Attacks Against Civilians in Lebanon.

03.08.06. News, Human Rights Watch. Some Israeli Attacks Amount to War Crimes. Israel / Lebanon: End Indiscriminate Strikes on Civilians.

03.08.06. Human Rights Watch News. Lebanon/Israel: IDF Fails to Explain QANA Bombing.

03.08.06. VIDEO. ITN. What International Law? Ambulances Are Hit by Israeli Forces. Watch here:

03.08.06. Guardian Letters. Signed by T. Ali, N. Chomsky, E. Galeano, H. Zinn, K. Loach, J. Berger, A. Roy. War Crimes and Lebanon.

03.08.06. Report, IRIN. Limited safe passage hampers aid agencies.

03.08.06. Hurst / Gattas, AP. Counting the Lebanon dead is not so easy.

Damage Jul 12 – August 3 2006

03.08.06. ww4report. ... from Lebanon, Morocco, and Iran, Indigenous Middle Eastern Jews condemn Israeli aggression.

03.08.06. J. van Bergen. This article refers to White House 'War on Terror' crimes but is equally applicable to the present war crimes in Lebanon. How does one prosecute a government who refuses to acknowledge the laws of the Geneva Conventions? White House Behind Bars.

Updates on the aggression against Lebanon

04.08.06. Report, Irin. mental hospital nearly out of medicine.

04.08.06. theage. Little respite in Lebanon - even for the dead.

06.08.06. N. Mackay, Sunday Herald. Lebanon government joins forces with bid to have Blair tried in Scotland for war crimes.

07.08.06. Reuters. ... about a third of the dead were children under the age of 13. Lebanon says 1,000 dead or missing.

07.08.06. K. Gannon, thestate. Without guarantees of safe passage, the Red Cross has been unable to move supplies beyond the port city of Tyre to towns and villages south of the Litani River, where thousands of people are believed trapped. Red Cross: Israel denying safe passage.

08.08.06. Human Rights Watch News. The U.N. should waste no time in sending experts to look at the terrible toll of civilian deaths in Lebanon and northern Israel. UN: Open Independent Inquiry into Civilian Deaths.

09.08.06. Guardian casualties chart notes:
Lebanon yesterday:
To date:
Israel yesterday:
To date:
Civilians killed:
Civilians killed:
Civilians killed:
Civilians killed:

08.08.06. Reuters. Interview - Lebanon hospitals to run out of fuel in three days.

09.08.06. Dahr Jamail, final call / uruknet. About 55 percent of all casualties at the Beirut Government University Hospital are 15 or younger, hospital records show. Mothers wail, what human would ever do this?

09.08.06. R. Fisk, Independent. What do you say to a man whose family is buried under the rubble?

09.08.06. Robert Fisk, Independent / ICH. Israel's Promise of Humanitarian Corridors is Exposed as Sham.

10.08.06. M. Winfrey, Boston Globe. Lebanon hospitals cut off, running out of supplies.

10.08.06. intifadaalard / indybay. Weekly report of Israeli war crimes.

10.08.06. AP. U.N. Rips Lack of Aid in Lebanon.

11.08.06. Human Rights Watch News. Body Should Urge Investigation of Wartime Abuses by All Parties. "A partisan approach by the Human Rights Council won't help the victims of this conflict. It will only undermine the new council's credibility." Lebanon/Israel: U.N. Rights Council Must Protect Civilians.

11.08.06. Jersalem Post. SWC: Investigate Lebanon for war crimes.

11.08.06. Reuters. "Israeli aircraft fired rockets at a convoy of hundreds of cars carrying people fleeing southern Lebanon on Friday, killing at least seven and wounding 36." Israel hits convoy fleeing south Lebanon.

11.08.06. ICH. Lebanon in Pictures. Looking Into the Face of War.

12.08.06. Guardian figures of civilian casualties so far:
Lebanon yesterday:
Israel yesterday:
Lebanon total
Israel total
15 killed, 18 wounded
0 killed, 9 wounded

Damage July 12 – August 11 2006

12.08.06. ICRH. Lebanon - Israel. ICHR deplores increasing numbers of civilian casualties and lack of respect for medical mission.

12.08.06. Sixteen (civilians) dead in strikes in Lebanon.

12.08.06. Reuters. Israeli forces launched an air strike on the convoy on Friday, killing a Lebanese Red Cross worker and six other civilians and wounding 36 people, among them members of the Lebanese security forces, and destroying a number of vehicles. "It's against the Geneva conventions, attacking civilians and vehicles with Red Cross symbols ..." UN says Israel attacked convoy after approving it.

12.08.06. Relief Web. As fighting persists in Lebanon, blue helmet wounded when Israeli rounds hit UN post.

International Action Centre. Demand Accountability for U.S./Israeli War Crimes in Lebanon and Palestine.

13.08.06. S. Masterson, globalresearch. 'Another UN vote within hours of the 'ceasfire' vote - of immense significance and hardly touched-upon in the Western media - exposed the real world-wide divisions and alliances embroiled in this global Lebanon war. In a crucial 27-11 vote, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) condemned Israeli war crimes and agreed 'immediately despatch a high-level Inquiry Commission to Lebanon. UN 'Israeli War Crimes' Vote Reveals the West is Isolated.

14.08.06. Haaretz. Adalah: IDF actions in Lebanon are war crimes according to int'l law.

14.08.06. D. Walsh, Guardian. Life amid the blood and bombs as besieged hospital battles on.

14.08.06. imemc. In the south, at least one child was killed and 15
people were wounded by ordnance that exploded as they returned to their homes, security officials said. Returning Lebanese Warned of Dangers of Cluster Bombs.

Video: Lebanon - Looking through the fog of war; composite of media reports on Lebanon. 30 min. This Is What Terror Looks Like.

15.08.06. Guardian. Selwas story. Baby Waads photograph in her mothers arms was also featured in (10.08.06) Death in Lebanon.

War Crimes In Palestine

05.07.06. J. Bower, electronic intifada. Why It Rains: Hamas holding "Israeli" gas reserves hostage.

13.07.06. / uruknet. Israeli Terrorist Forces Use New Unconventional Weapons Killing Body Cells, Exposing Bones, Causing Amputations. Further information here:

01.08.06. Report, UN News / electronicintifada. Gaza crisis must not be forgotten.

03.08.06. UNICEF. Statement on Gaza by United Nations Humanitarian Agencies working in the occupied Palestinian territory.

03.08.06. Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation. Outrage at 'morally unconscionable position.'

04.08.06. Mona Baker. A short compendium of interesting facts about Israel / Palestine. Did You Know?

07.08.06. PCHR. Report. Reprisals Against Civilians.

08.08.06. Btselem / ICH. Almost half of the fatalities in the Gaza Strip in July were civilians not taking part in the hostilities.

08.08.06. alertnet. ... in the past six weeks, doctors at this hospital have carried out amputations on more than 50 patients ... Hospitals in Gaza overwhelmed and running out of supplies.

10.08.06. E. Silverman, uruknet. "An-Najar Hospital in Rafah is a gruesome sight as staff -- short on basic supplies like X-ray film and antibiotics -- are trying to cope with an unprecedented number of amputees amongst the steady stream of victims of Israeli state terrorism. "Whole parts of the body are cut: legs, heads, even entire bodies cut in half," said Samir Judah, emergency room manager since the start of the second Intifada. "Israel is using a new kind of weaponry that burns the bodies, cuts like a knife. It enters the body and rips organs apart," continues Samir, holding large jagged pieces of burnt shrapnel removed from one victim's body." Plain Genocide.

12.08.06. Palestine-pmc. UNHRC Sends Fact-finding Mission. The vote was 29 delegations in favor, 11 against, with five abstentions and two African delegations absent. (Britain, France, Germany, Canada voted against). Israeli Gaza Commander: 'We Are Determined to Create Chaos.'

13.08.06. English People. Israel launched 190 air raids, 3,500 artillery shells on Gaza in 44 days: report.

Video. You Tube. Video Israel Doesn't Want You to See. Click here.

The Shortcomings of Amnesty

06.08.06. Felicity Arbuthnot, uruknet. Airbrushed from Amnesty International reports. Selling Babies.



Italian TV: Israel used new weapon prototype in Gaza Strip
11.10.06. Rapoport, Haaretz. “An investigative report to be aired on Italian television today raises the possibility that Israel has used an experimental weapon in the Gaza Strip in recent months, causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns. The weapon is similar to one developed by the U.S. military called DIME, which causes a powerful and lethal blast, but only within a relatively small radius.”

The URL for Appendix II: Illegal Weapons in Lebanon: War Crimes in Lebanon and Palestine is:

Please see :

Index on Illegal US Weapons in Lebanon
Appendix I: Index on Illegal Weapons in Lebanon
Death in Lebanon


Sarah Meyer is a researcher living in Sussex, UK.

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