A series of possible legal actions against the Govern-ment's involvement in Israel's Middle East offensive were unveiled by anti-war campaigners yesterday.

Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar said he was pursuing six different options to stop weapons flights from the US to Israel being routed through British airports.

He said that by doing so the authorities were allowing the indiscriminate bombing of innocent civilians in Lebanon, thereby making them complicit in war crimes.

During the past few weeks, Israel has launched a series of raids against Hezbollah militants based in its northern neighbour which have killed hundreds of civilians.

They are in retaliation against rocket attacks on Israel by Hezbollah, but campaigners claim Israeli forces have deliberately targeted innocent people.

Mr Anwar's legal investigation comes after planes carrying bombs and other hazardous material from Texas to Tel Aviv refuelled at Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire.

Two US flights carrying hazardous material were diverted from the civilian airport to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk at the weekend amid protests at both sites.

Mr Anwar outlined his plans yesterday at a press conference attended by members of Scotland's Lebanese and Muslim communities, as well as Stop The War campaigners and Glasgow MSP Sandra White of the SNP.

Mr Anwar said: "Legally we are considering several options and are taking opinion from senior counsel on the best way forward.

"We believe that the British Government is complicit in war crimes."

The lawyer said the Government's actions violated the European Convention on Human Rights, the Geneva Convention and the International Criminal Court Act 2001. Mr Anwar added: "There's no point in repeatedly saying it's a breach of international law and nobody trying to get to court."