Cluster bomb. Not radioactive
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Lebanon acquits Israel of using radioactive materials

Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission rules that contrary to accusations made after war, Israel did not use toxic substances in areas bombed by IDF

The Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission has ruled that no toxic radioactive materials were found in the areas bombed by Israel during the recent war, following a series of accusations and suspicions regarding the shells and weapons used by the Israel Defense Forces.


The ruling, based on laboratory tests, was presented during a scientific symposium on nuclear energy held in Lebanon on Monday. The symposium was aimed at informing the Lebanese public of lab tests carried out on more than 100 sites bombed during the war.


The weapons used by Israel, in particular cluster bombs which caused the injury and death of Lebanese civilians, have come under heavy criticism since the war. 


The NEW TV Lebanese satellite station reported that the symposium was attended by representatives of several Arab and international delegations and organizations, as well as representatives of the Lebanese security organizations.


In November, a United Nations official said that a team carrying out an environmental assessment of Lebanon after the war confirmed that the Israeli military used artillery containing white phosphorous but found no evidence of depleted uranium.


פרסום ראשון: 02.28.07, 18:32
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