lundi 2 juin 2008

Bangs supersonique: arme non-léthale contre la population de Gaza

Israeli Jets in Gaza Soundclash
Regular Defense Tech readers know that sonic weapons are slowly starting to be used by the American and Israeli militaries to disperse crowds with defeaning noise. But here's a tactic in the sound war that I hadn't heard of before: Israeli jets, letting off sonic booms over the Gaza strip.
The removal of Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip opened the way for the military to use air force jets to create dozens of sonic booms by breaking the sound barrier at low altitude, sending shockwaves across the territory...

Palestinians liken the sound to an earthquake or huge bomb. They describe the effect as being hit by a wall of air that is painful on the ears, sometimes causing nosebleeds and "leaving you shaking inside."

The Palestinian health ministry says the sonic booms have led to miscarriages and heart problems. The UN has demanded an end to the tactic, saying it causes panic attacks in children. (cliquer ici pour lire la suite)


Terreur et famine à Gaza
Une amie à Gaza, le Dr Mona El-Farra, a envoyé ce mail : "Je vois les effets des implacables bangs supersoniques (une punition collective de l'Armée de l'Air israélienne) et de l'artillerie sur ma fille de 13 ans. La nuit, elle tremble de peur. Puis toutes les deux, nous finissons par nous tapir sur le plancher. J'essaye de faire en sorte qu'elle se sente en sécurité, mais quand les bombes retentissent, je recule et je crie…"


ABC News: Israel's Sonic Booms Terrifies Gaza Children

Palestinians hit by sonic boom air raids

Medics condemn Gaza sonic booms

Sonic boom attacks spread trauma across Gaza

Les Palestiniens victimes des bangs sonores des raids aériens