"Flechettes that you`re so concerned with have been used by various armies since WW1. U.S. used the in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam & Iraq." Is the "others have used them" excuse the best you can come up with? I seem to remember the June 2001 killing of three Bedouin women in Gaza by the IDF when a flechette tank shell was fired at the tent they were living in. Some enemy they were.
Ya'alon okays administrative detention of Jewish extremist suspected in church arson (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. lauds Israeli restraint in face of Qassam rocket attacks