An assessment by the Office of the Director of US Intelligence, obtained by CNN, states that approximately 40-45 percent of the 29,000 air-to-ground munitions used by Israel in Gaza were unguided. The other bombs used were precisely guided, according to the document.
Unguided rockets are usually less accurate and can pose a greater threat to civilians, especially in an area as densely populated as Gaza. The pace at which Israel is using unguided rockets may be contributing to a sharp rise in civilian casualties, a US website reports.
US President Joe Biden made a sharp statement on Tuesday that Israel is losing international support because of the “indiscriminate bombing” of Gaza. This happened just hours before the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire.
Israeli army spokesman Nir Dinar said when asked by CNN that he would not comment on the type of ammunition used in Gaza.
Another army spokeswoman, Keren Hajioff, said on Wednesday that the Israeli military is devoting huge resources to minimizing civilian casualties, which Hamas uses as human shields. “Our war is against Hamas, not against the people of Gaza,” she said, according to CNN.