Lockheed Martin is a long-time supplier of the Israeli army, having supplied them since 1971. They are notorious for the production of F-16 fighter jets, which have been used in deadly Israeli attacks in Palestine and Lebanon.For example, Israel’s 2006 invasion of Southern Lebanon involved wide use of F-16 fighter jets over 1,000 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, were killed. After the attacks, HRW commented that “Israel’s frequent failure to abide by a fundamental obligation of the laws of war: the duty to distinguish between military targets, which can be legitimately attacked, and civilians, who are not subject to attack. Lockheed Martin weapons played a major role in Israel’s 2008-2009 and 2014 assaults on Gaza. An extensive investigation by Amnesty International into Operation Cast Lead in 2008-2009, which killed 1,394 Palestinians, including 345 children, found that Israel’s attacks using Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, Apache helicopters and Hellfire missiles often failed to distinguish between civilians and combatants. In some cases there was even evidence that civilians and civilian spaces were deliberately targeted.
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