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Friday, January 23, 2009

"Updated statement on the alleged use of DU in Gaza," International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons, January 22, 2009.

UN agencies to investigate alleged DU use in Gaza following concerns from Arab states.

  It is likely that high explosive and the controversial flechette rounds would have been used instead.

ICBUW broadly welcomes the decision by the IAEA, WHO and UNEP to investigate the alleged use of uranium weapons by Israel in Gaza after concerns were expressed by several Arab governments.

It appears that the response was triggered by media reports from Iranian Press TV and other regional outlets suggesting that uranium weapons had been used. These speculative reports contained little in the way of evidence to support these claims.

Read the rest and link to Channel 4 munitions package here =>
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