U.S. study admits indiscriminate Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip

Edited by Ed Newman
2023-12-31 16:49:27


Washington, December 31 (RHC)-- A U.S. intelligence assessment has laid bare Israel's indiscriminate bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip, revealing that nearly half the regime's air-to-surface munitions dropped on Gaza in the past few months, were unguided bombs.

The assessment was conducted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and has been reported by news outlet CNN.  These bombs are known as dumb bombs since they are typically less precise and pose a greater threat to civilians.

According to assessments, about 40 to 45 percent of the 29,000 air-to-ground munitions Israel has used have been unguided.  This means that the Israeli military has used more than 13,000 so-called dumb bombs in its devastating airstrikes on the coastal territory, turning it into a virtual graveyard.

Before the war started, more than 2 million people were cramped into a strip that was smaller than Mobile, Alabama, meaning that Gaza actually has a bigger population density than many major cities around the world.

The report notes that unguided bombs are more than likely to fall wide of the intended target and pose a significant threat to the civilian population, especially the vulnerable.  The weapons lack any internal guidance systems or kits to improve their aim and generally follow the trajectory at which they are dropped.

The Israeli killing machine has continued its assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, with the regime forces boasting about how they have struck 300 targets in 24 hours, which included a series of hospitals and homes.
The U.S. has itself been providing the regime with unguided munitions, including five thousand Mk82 bombs.

Under international law, weapons are considered indiscriminate if they are not directed at military targets, and instead, target civilian sites, which is exactly what has been happening in Gaza.  But what they're really trying to do there is just distance themselves from Israeli destruction. 

The vast majority of Israeli international arms purchases come from the United States, and the Biden administration has just been rubber stamping a $14.5 billion arms deal to Israel, and that's aid not even selling, so they're not even making a profit on this.

Alan Macleod, with Mintpress News, said:  "They [the United States] are giving the Israelis the weapons that they are using to carpet bomb Gaza.  Indiscriminate bombing is a violation of the Geneva Conventions and is widely regarded as a war crime.  It is pure terrorism."

While the majority world opinion is in support of the Palestinian people and the ceasefire in Gaza, the United States has been repeatedly blocking the UN resolutions calling for a halt in Israeli aggression.  Experts, however, argue that the use of such munitions by the regime undercuts such claims.  Israel has dropped over 29,000 bombs on the densely populated coastal strip since the onslaught began on October 7th.


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