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Summary With the rapid development and proliferation of robotic weapons, machines are starting to take the place of humans on the battlefield. Some military and robotics experts have…
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Meeting the Challenge Protecting Civilians through the Convention on Cluster Munitions Table of Acronyms Introduction Cluster Munitions and their Human Toll The Convention on Cluster Munitions…
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Summary Since 2001, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have fired thousands of rockets deliberately or indiscriminately at civilian areas in Israel.   Such attacks virtually stopped during a ceasefire that began…
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Maps © 2009 Human Rights Watch I. Overview During the recent fighting in Gaza from December 27, 2008, to January 18, 2009, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed dozens of Palestinian civilians with one…
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I. Summary This report documents Israel's extensive use of white phosphorus munitions during its 22-day military operations in Gaza, from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009, named Operation Cast Lead.  Based on in-depth…
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Flooding South Lebanon Israel's Use of Cluster Munitions in Lebanon in July and August 2006 Acronyms Map of Lebanon Summary Methodology Recommendations To the Government of Israel To the…
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  I. Summary In the northern Gaza Strip and adjoining areas of Israel, attacks by Palestinian armed groups launching locally made rockets known as Qassams and attacks by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) firing 155mm artillery shells have…