Words alone are insufficient to describe the depraved minds advocating these tactics on behalf of Israel.
About 55 percent of all casualties at the Beirut Government University Hospital are children of 15 years of age or less, hospital records show.
“This is worse than during the Lebanese civil war,” Bilal Masri, assistant director of the hospital, one of Beirut’s largest, told IPS Monday.
The fatality rate was high, he said, “because the Israelis are using new kinds of bombs which can enter shelters. They are bombing the bomb shelters which are full of refugees.”
Masri told IPS that he believed so many children were becoming casualties because of the “widespread and indiscriminate nature of the bombings” and because “children are least able to run away when the bombings commence.”
On Sunday, Jan Egeland, the United Nations emergency relief chief, toured the devastated areas of south Beirut. He described what he saw as “horrific” and said the destruction “makes it a violation of humanitarian law.”
According to Masri, many of the injured there are suffering from the impact of incendiary white phosphorus. The Lebanese Ministry of Interior has officially said that the Israeli military has used this weapon.