Related Rule
France
Practice Relating to Rule 13. Area Bombardment
In 2009, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of France, in a statement calling for the respect of international humanitarian law, which provided examples of serious violations that had recently occurred in several armed conflicts around the world, noted: “[B]oth Israel and Hamas have used weapons that have indiscriminate effects, since aerial bombing … [was] not used in such a manner as to spare civilians.” 
France, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, “The Savaging of Humanitarian Law”, New York Times, 28 January 2009, p. 2.