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2nd Lebanon War victims take legal action against North Korea

Posted in 2006 Lebanon War, Arab-Israeli Wars by beyondtheborder on April 11, 2009

Thirty Israelis wounded during the Second Lebanon War from rockets fired by Hizbullah have filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the North Korean government, the prosecution announced Friday.

The complainants in the 100-million-dollar case, also filed against Hizbullah, said that North Korea supported the Shi’ite terrorist organization by providing it with training and territory on which to store the Katyusha rockets used against Israeli citizens.

It marks the first time victims of Hizbullah attacks are taking legal action against North Korean leadership.

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UN envoy: Israel must hand over maps of cluster bomb locations

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

Between July 12 and August 14, 2006, the final days of the war with Israel that summer, the Jewish state’s armed forces dropped about one million cluster bomblets on southern Lebanon, according to UN estimtes. So far local and international deminers in southern Lebanon have cleared about 155,000 cluster bomblets, while more than 320 people have been killed or maimed by cluster bomb explosions since the end of the 2006 conflict.

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