Figures on January foreign tourist hotel stays are not yet available, but December's numbers were down 9% compared to December 2014 and 28% compared to December 2013.05:09 10.02.16 | 0 comments
Use of cluster bombs and phosphorus weapons has been observed, criticised by the UN and the international community AND admitted by the IDF, at least in the international press. The IDF claims that cluster bombs were used against military targets and there are legitimate applications of phosphorus weapons. However it is justified, the result is civilian casualties and the contravention of international law. Depleted uranium armaments were listed as the cargo in the aircraft passing through Prestwick airport in the UK without proper authority, a shipment of munitions on the way from the US to Israel. I assume they weren't there for decoration. This is not an attempt to stir-up indignation, just to inject some reality into the discussion. The Hezbollah rockets are mere pin-pricks to annoy Israel, in comparison to the enormous and - one has to say - indiscriminate killing in Lebanon.