Israel Uses Fuel-Air Weapon

In recent days Israel employed fuel-air explosives to clear areas
suspected to be planted with IEDs and mines placed by Hezbullah in South Lebanon.

The fuel-air countermine called Carpet is built by RAFAEL and is employed by the Israeli corps of engineers. The Carpet uses small rockets fired from a stand-off range, deploying highly explosive aerosol over the suspected area. The explosion of this mixture develops high pressure impulse which effectively ‘kills’ fuses or sets up explosive devices in the affected area.

The effect of this on buildings, other structures, people and animals in the “affected area” is not mentioned in the RAFAEL piece on Carpet.

The IDF used the Carpet during the war in Lebanon, neutralizing and clearing Hezbollah strongholds near the Israeli- Lebanese border. (See video here)

Note the American D9/D10 bulldozers at work in the video. These are armored by IDF for the Israeli Combat Engineer Corps. “Engineering work” apparently means destroying people’s homes and villages.

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Carpet on IDF Puma

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One Response to “Israel Uses Fuel-Air Weapon”

  1. The Sanity Inspector Says:

    Just like “resistance” means murdering kindergartners in their beds.

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