10:35 PM ET - In a related development Monday, New York-based monitoring group Human Rights Watch accused Israel [HRW press release] of using cluster grenades in an attack on a Hezbollah village in south Lebanon last week. Cluster munitions [FAS backgrounder; Cluster Munition Coalition advocacy website] are considered by many to be inaccurate weapons designed to spread damage indiscriminately and could therefore be considered illegal [backgrounder] under multiple provisions of Protocol I of the Geneva Conventions (1977). The US has supplied Israel with cluster munitions in the past, but HRW said Monday that the weapons used in the attack on the Hezbollah village could have been Israeli-made. Reuters has more.
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