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November 15, 2006
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Israel reportedly decided against using a local, safe variety of cluster-bombs during its war against Hezbollah for cost reasons. Citing security sources, Ha’aretz reported Tuesday that Israel’s air force and artillery decided to use U.S.-made cluster munitions in the Lebanon war because these could be payed for out of U.S. defense grants, overlooking the fact that the weapons had a high “dud” rate.

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