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Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza's civilians, say doctors

Israel firing experimental weapons at Gaza's civilians, say doctors

Using Gaza as a laboratory

DIME munitions were developed by the US Air Force in 2006 and have since been tested repeatedly on the people of Gaza, who have long served as involuntary lab rats for Israel’s weapons industry.


DIME bombs contain tungsten, a cancer-causing metal that helps to
produce incredibly destructive blasts which slice through flesh and
bone, often decapitating the lower limbs of people within the blast
radius.


Renowned Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert,
who witnessed the horrific injuries caused by DIME bombs during
Israel’s 2009 Gaza onslaught, told The Electronic Intifada over the
phone from al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City that patients are showing up
with DIME-related injuries.


“A good number of the injuries seen here are consistent with the use
of dense inert metal explosives, or DIME, that we saw during the 2009
attack and also in 2006,” said Gilbert. “The bodies are pretty much
destroyed by enormous energy released by the explosives that are shot
near them or at them.”

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