Heavy weapons

Article 36: The impact of explosive weapons in Gaza

The ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza illustrates again the urgent need for the international community to set  stronger standards regarding the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.  The use of heavy explosive weapons in places where civilians are concentrated creates a predictable pattern of harm. Regardless of the political complexity, the overall legality of the military actions being undertaken, or the legality of specific attacks, this pattern of harm must be recognised as unacceptable as a starting point... Read more

Top