Human Lives Human Rights: In a recent report from the Gaza region, the British BBC news reporter announced that the Israeli regime is extensively employing cluster bombs against the people in this area.
The primary reason for prohibiting the use of cluster bombs is that upon detonation, each cluster bomb disperses into various pieces and shrapnel with the capacity to explode, significantly amplifying casualties and harm to human targets.
Nevertheless, it is not the initial instance of the United States providing cluster bombs to its allies. In fact, these munitions were also supplied to the Israeli regime. During the 58-day war in Gaza in 2014, the Israeli authorities employed these munitions against the civilian population, resulting in a significant number of casualties.
The specific danger posed by these bombs lies in the fact that the components and shrapnel of cluster bombs function similarly to mines. Upon human contact with these bombs, a substantial number of individuals can fall victim to their intended effects. Additionally, the bombs, resembling toys with bright colors, pose a heightened risk as they can easily attract the attention of children, making them unintended victims.
In 2010, over 100 countries reached an agreement on a treaty prohibiting the manufacturing, use, or sale of cluster bombs. However, notable producers like the United States have refrained from signing this treaty.\
It’s important to note that the Israeli regime is a producer of cluster bombs but, like the United States, has declined to sign the agreement banning their manufacture and use. Lastly, it should be emphasized that with unwavering support from the United States, the Israeli regime persistently violates international treaties, committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, disregarding the extensive human rights of the civilian population in Gaza.