The Jerusalem Post reported on July 2 that the army "has recently carried out a series of tests with a bomblet
that has a specially designed self-destruct mechanism which dramatically reduces the amount of unexploded ordnance".
The United Nations estimates almost half of all casualties are from Laos, where people are still at risk of being injured from unexploded bomblets
The Jerusalem Post reported on July 2 that the army Aohas recently carried out a series of tests with a bomblet
that has a specially designed self-destruct mechanism which dramatically reduces the amount of unexploded ordnance.Ao
"Ahead of a potential new conflict with Hezbollah, the IDF has decided to evaluate the M85 bomblet
manufactured by the Israeli Military Industries," reports the Jerusalem Post.
forces, and of a cluster bomblet
, Reuters reported.
Cluster munitions are artillery shells, bombs or missiles that contain hundreds of small bomblets
that scatter over vast areas.
Representatives of about 100 nations began signing the ambitious treaty Dec 3 morning formally renouncing the use of the bombs, typically anti-personnel weapons that eject dozens of explosive bomblets
The unexploded bomblets
can then lie dormant for years.
Cluster munitions scatter smaller explosive bomblets
-- as many as hundreds from one bomb -- across a wide area to attack ground targets.
In May, representatives from more than 100 nations met to forge a global agreement to ban cluster bombs, aerial weapons that release tiny "bomblets
" over a wide area and kill indiscriminately.
Cluster bombs disperse thousands of "bomblets
" over a target that detonate in a devastating cloud of shrapnel.
Sir Paul, who returned to the city to play the Liverpool Sound Concert on June 1, said: "Cluster bomblets
and anti-personnel mines are unacceptable when they kill and injure innocent civilians.
Cluster munitions can be fired by artillery or dropped from military aircraft to spread dozens or even hundreds of small "bomblets
." Although these munitions were designed to attack troop and vehicle concentrations, their use often results in significant civilian deaths and injuries when the bomblets
fail to detonate on initial impact.
The former Beatle said: "Cluster bomblets
and antipersonnel mines are unacceptable when they kill and injure innocent civilians including children.
Well, it doesn't actually ban all cluster bombs; just the current designs that leave large areas littered with unexploded bomblets
that go on killing civilians for years after they were dropped.