Gaza City, 24 Ramadhan 1435/22 July 2014 (MINA) – Palestinian human rights activists say Israeli occupation forces are using lethal shells known as flechette during their ongoing military attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights says the Israeli occupation forces keep firing flechette shells toward the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis over the past few days.
Experts say this type of shell explodes in the air and releases thousands of metal darts, Press TV quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting Tuesday.
The Israeli occupation military has not denied using the shells in its onslaught. The Israeli occupation regime has formerly used flechette shells in Gaza and Lebanon.
Activists say several Palestinians were killed in Gaza due to such shells during previous Israeli occupation attacks.
The munitions have also killed and wounded dozens of civilians, including women and children, in Israel’s war on Lebanon.
The revelation comes as reports say that Israel is using white phosphorous bombs, which are considered as banned weapons in civilian areas.
Medics say some Palestinians in the besieged enclave have been wounded by a new type of weapon that even doctors with previous experience in war zones do not recognize.
Israel had also used depleted-uranium and white phosphorus shells in the besieged region during their previous assaults.
This is while Israeli occupation tanks and warplanes keep pounding the besieged enclave. At least 78 Palestinians have been killed on Monday alone.
This brings to 549 the total death toll from 14 days of Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. Over 3000 Palestinians have also been injured in the onslaught.
The majority of victims are civilians including women, children and the elderly. (T/E01/IR)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)