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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Deadliest Day in Lebanon - 37 Children Among 56 Dead

"My own reporting and that of other journalists reveals that in fact Hezbollah fighters -- as opposed to the much more numerous Hezbollah political members, and the vastly more numerous Hezbollah sympathizers -- avoid civilians. Much smarter and better trained than the PLO and Hamas fighters, they know that if they mingle with civilians, they will sooner or later be betrayed by collaborators -- as so many Palestinian militants have been."
Mitch Prothero, Salon.com: The "Hiding Among Civilians" Myth

Naim Raqa, the head of the civil defence team searching the ruins, hung his head in grief: "When they found them, they were all huddled together at the back of the room. Poor things, they thought the walls would protect them."

"May God have mercy on the children. They came here to escape the fighting."
-A Qana Survivor

A Lebanese volunteer carries a child killed in an Israeli air raid in Qana, 6 km (4 miles) from the port-city of Tyre (Soure) in south Lebanon, July 30, 2006. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra


Children's bodies are lined up in body bags outside the Tyre hospital after an Israeli air raid on Qana killed more than 54 people, 37 of them children, in south Lebanon, July 30, 2006. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


A Lebanese rescuer carries the body of a young girl recovered from under the rubble of a demolished building that was struck by Israeli warplane missiles at the village of Qana, near the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon, Sunday, July 30, 2006. Dozens of civilians, including many children, were killed Sunday in an Israeli airstrike that flattened houses in this southern Lebanon village _ the deadliest attack in 19 days of fighting. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)


Lebanese Red Cross and Civil Defense workers carry the body of a small child covered in dust from the rubble of his home that was hit in an Israeli missile strike in the village of Qana, Lebanon, east of the port city of Tyre, Sunday, July 30, 2006. Lebanese Red Cross officials said 56 people died in the Israeli assault on the village, including 34 children. Rescuers dug through the debris to remove dozens of bodies. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


A civil defense worker carries the body of Lebanese child recovered from the rubble of a demolished building that was struck by an Israeli airstrike at the village of Qana near the southern Lebanon city of Tyre, Sunday, July 30, 2006. Israeli missiles struck this southern Lebanese village early Sunday, flattening houses on top of sleeping residents. The Lebanese Red Cross said the airstrike, in which at least 34 children were killed, pushed the overall Lebanese death toll to more than 500. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)


A man cries next to dead bodies after Israeli air strikes on the southern Lebanese village of Qana. Fifty-two people have killed, more than half of them children, in an Israeli air blitz on the Lebanese village of Qana, triggering outrage around the world and warnings of retribution for Israel 's "war crime."(AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)


Medical personnel line up bodies outside the Tyre (Soure) hospital after an Israeli air raid on Qana killed more than 54 people, 37 of them children, in south Lebanon, July 30, 2006. (Ali Hashisho - LEBANON/Reuters)


A Red Cross member sits next to bodies after an Israeli air raid in Qana, 6 km (4 miles) from the port-city of Tyre (Soure) in south Lebanon, July 30, 2006. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra


A Lebanese man, comforted by a Lebanese rescuer, cries in front of the body of his son who was recovered from under the rubble of a demolished building that was struck by Israeli warplane missiles at the village of Qana, near the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon, Sunday, July 30, 2006. Dozens of civilians, including at least 34 children, were killed Sunday in an Israeli airstrike that flattened houses in this southern Lebanon village _ the deadliest attack in 19 days of fighting. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

4 Comments:

At 7/30/2006 10:08 AM, Anonymous sick man said...

Compassionate Conservative Response:
You know, I think I don't care.

Israel didn't start it, and thousands more will die if Israel doesn't FINISH it.

I don't care if Israel kills every single child in Lebanon, if it will put an end to this madness once and for all.
5 posted on 07/30/2006 7:02:34 AM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1674599/posts

 
At 7/30/2006 11:20 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/28/world/middleeast/28refugees.html?ref=middleeast

The salon article has scant evidence to back up the author's claims. The best he has is some quote from a former Lebanese military officer and his own experience that Hezbollah doesn't invite him to watch it shoot rockets. It doesn't back up his assertions. Then there are the articles, like the NYTimes article linked above that flatly contradict him with, you know, actual evidence-like interviews with people who have watched Hezbollah shooting rockets from between civilian houses and using civilians as shields.

 
At 7/31/2006 7:45 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Rose, there's a bit more to the story behind those photos of the rescue worker you posted:

http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2006/07/milking-it.html

And yes, it was an Israeli jet which fired those rockets which leveled the building. But it was Hezbollah which placed their Katushya launchers next to the apartment building (knowing FULL WELL the risk to the civilian population their action may entail as well as the fact that it is against the Geneva Convention). There are videos of this which you can find here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS1fX3b-gpk

 
At 7/31/2006 8:22 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Still some doubters out there?

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,19955774-5007220,00.html

 

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