Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Minefield maps are important old business, but the new business is cluster bombs and the maps will not help

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Israel twice previously provided maps - following the 2000 withdrawal and in 2004 as part of a prisoner swap with Hezbollah. But both the Lebanese government and Hezbollah repeatedly demanded that Israel give full disclosure on the matter.

Cluster bombs dropped by Israel in this summer's fighting present another concern. UN demining experts say up to 1 million unexploded cluster bombs could be in south Lebanon and said Israel has not responded to repeated requests to hand over detailed information about the cluster bomb strikes.

So far, 14 people have been killed and around 90 injured from unexploded cluster bombs since the cease-fire according to the UN. "

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