Israeli cluster bomb from 2006 war kills Lebanese man

A Lebanese man has lost his life when a Israeli cluster bomb dropped during military aggression in the summer of 2006 detonated in the south.

Lebanon’s official News Agency reported that the man, identified as Ali Nehme Hamzeh, was working on a bulldozer in a field near the village of Majdal Selm on Thursday, when the bomb exploded.

He was taken to the nearby Tibnin Governmental Hospital, but succumbed to his wounds.

Lebanon is littered with hundreds of unexplored Israeli cluster bombs, and the Lebanese army together with the UN are working to purge the area of the deadly ordnance.

According to the UN, the Israeli army dropped some 4 million cluster bombs on Lebanon during 2006 war.

More than 400 people, 90% of them civilians, have been killed by the munitions.

Cluster munitions are banned in most countries due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapons.

About 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, lost their lives during Israel’s 33-day war on Lebanon.

According to the report of Winograd Commission, appointed by the Israeli regime, Hezbollah involved in defending Lebanon, defeated the enemy.

The Winograd Commission was set by former Israeli PM Olmert in Sep. 2006 to examine the events during 33-day war on Lebanon. It was chaired by retired judge Eliyahu Winograd.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the 2006 war, calls on Israel to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty.

-Israeli cluster bomb


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