Israel bombed areas from which civilians in Gaza were forced to flee after the start of the ground operation in the Gaza Strip, using highly destructive munitions that increased the risk of collateral casualties among civilians. This is evidenced by a visual investigation conducted by the New York Times, published on Friday, based on the analysis of satellite images with artificial intelligence tools. […]
Israel bombed areas from which civilians in Gaza were forced to flee after the start of the ground operation in the Gaza Strip, using highly destructive munitions that increased the risk of collateral casualties among civilians. This is demonstrated by visual investigation of The New York Times, published on Friday, is based on analysis of satellite images with artificial intelligence tools. La also came to similar conclusions CNNbased on the same artificial intelligence analyses.
The investigation focuses on military activities in October and November, and identifies the Tel Aviv Air Force’s use of aircraft MK-84 grenades It weighs 900 kilograms (2000 lbs), The most destructive of Western military arsenals. Bombs that, according to American military experts consulted timesThey are never dropped by US forces in densely populated areas, precisely because of the dangers they pose to the civilian population.
The American newspaper’s journalists scanned thousands of satellite images of the southern region of the Gaza Strip, with the help of artificial intelligence, and then compared them with photos and videos of the destruction published by reporters or citizens of the Strip on social media. In the past weeks. They looked for craters larger than 12 meters, or 40 feet, in diameter (consistent with the explosion of high-payload bombs) and identified at least 208 instances proving the use of MK-84 bombs.
There are likely to be many more cases, he specifies timesBecause satellites didn’t pick up all the bombing, 2,000-pound bombs don’t always cause craters that size.
American network CNN He cites analysis conducted by artificial intelligence company Synthetaic and claims this Drilling Its diameter is greater than 12 meters Let’s be 500 . According to Pentagon data, the United States has been sending to Israel since October More than 5,000 MK-84 bombs.
However, the investigation shows that hundreds of these 900-kilogram shells were dropped south of the Wadi Gaza River, that is, in the southern part of the Strip where Israel ordered civilians to move for their safety from operations against Hamas. Some of these highly destructive bombs also fell on Khan Yunis, the largest city in the south.
The Israeli Armed Forces and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself have long maintained that Tel Aviv “is taking all possible precautions to mitigate harm to civilians.” But by answering questions timesa IDF spokesman He said that Israel’s priority at the present time is to destroy Hamas and that “Issues of this kind will be studied at a later stage.”
The necessary precautions to limit harm to civilians do not appear to be sufficient in the eyes of Western observers, especially Americans. This is also why Washington is supplying Israel with smaller bombs that are less dangerous to civilians, the 250-pound (113 kg) GBU-39, which it considers more suitable for use in urban and densely populated environments such as Gaza.
And on Friday as well Washington Post It published other satellite images showing the critical health conditions in which displaced Gazans find themselves gathered in temporary tents in the southern Strip, while the Israeli army has for weeks been carrying out military operations in urban areas of southern Gaza.
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