|[ 04/01/2011 – 07:25 PM ]|
GAZA, (PIC)– Major Tahseen Saad, director of the police explosives engineering department in Gaza, said that Israel used over 3,000 tons of bombs and projectiles containing internationally-banned substances during its war on the Gaza Strip.
In a press statement posted on the Palestinian ministry of interior’s website, Saad pointed out that Israel tested and used up in Gaza war most of its ammunition stored in its military warehouses, recalling some news reports that talked recently about the aerial bridge that was established by the US and Israel’s allies to supply it with its military needs.
The major said that the Israeli occupation forces used during the war bombs, missiles and shells of different sizes and weights, mainly the MK bombs which were dropped on Gaza in the first air strike.
He also talked about different missiles and shells that were used by Apache helicopters, drones and tanks to target civilians and vehicles, especially the anti-tank missiles named as Hellfire and Nimrod.
The police officer underlined that the impacts of these weapons are not confined to the killing of people, but also they contain chemical substances such as phosphorus, tungsten and uranium that causes cancer and body deformities.
The officer hailed the important role of police sappers who combed and cleanse many bombed areas, and managed to collect unexploded ordinance and remnants of projectiles and store them in safe places for later disposal.