My wife was afraid to let the children go up onto the roof to play, but I said it's OK, Israel has lots of technology. They know their targets, they see everything. The children should go up in the sun, there is nothing for them to do in the house'. We heard the drone above but it was always flying around.
At around 3pm, the Israeli drone launched a missile at the roof of Muhhamed's family home and killed Shaza 10, and Isra, 11, and injured three other children, two of whom lost their legs.
Drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are aircraft controlled by 'pilots' from the ground, sometimes thousands of miles away. They are increasingly being equipped with bombs and missiles for airstrikes.
Critics and supporters all agree that drones are chaing the way we wage war, and even how we relate to other countries. And yet there has been almost no parliamentary scrutiny and even less public consultation.
Directed to David Cameron
- Make public the number of casualties resulting from Briting drone attacks, as well as how many of these were civilians
- Ensure parliamentary scrutiny of drones, including a defence select committee inquiry which includes consultation with NGOs working on the issue
- Call for international talks addressing the development and use of drones by over 40 countries, particularly focussing on the legality of 'targetted killings'
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