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Maimed 10-year-old angry at Israel over cluster bombs

Posted in 2006 Lebanon War, Arab-Israeli Wars by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

From his hospital room in the Marjayoun Public Hospital, 10-year-old Mohammad Jamal Abdel- Aal says he will not forgive nor forget Israel for ripping off his limbs. Abdel-Aal’s left leg and right hand got amputated on Sunday after a cluster bomb, left over from the summer 2006 war with Israel, exploded while he was playing in one of the fields near his home in the southern town of Hilta.

“I am not able to play anymore,” Abdel-Aal told The Daily Star on Sunday.

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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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