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Monday, July 24, 2006

Israeli Bombings Hit Children Hardest

Interesting. The (liberal) media is still reporting that the bombs are hitting members of Hezbollah the hardest. They are the target, right?

Lebanese citizens hold banners bearing the names and ages of some children who died in Israeli attacks, during a sit-in, in front of the Martyrs' statue, in the Martyrs' Square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, July 22, 2006. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)
About 55 percent of all casualties at the Beirut Government University Hospital are children of 15 years of age or less, hospital records show.

"This is worse than during the Lebanese civil war," Bilal Masri, assistant director of the hospital, one of Beirut's largest, told IPS Monday.

Not only are most of the patients children, but many of the injured have been brought in serious condition, he said. "Now we have a 30 percent fatality rate here in Beirut. That means that 30 percent of everyone hit by Israeli bombs are dying. It is a catastrophe."

The fatality rate was high, he said, "because the Israelis are using new kinds of bombs which can enter shelters. They are bombing the bomb shelters which are full of refugees."

Masri said he had barely slept in the 13 days since the Israeli bombing of Lebanon began. His hospital, he said, was functioning with only 25 percent staff because "most are now unable to get here because so many roads and bridges are bombed. Those who are here are eating, sleeping and living here 24 hours a day because if they leave they fear they may be unable to return."

On Sunday, Jan Egeland, the United Nations emergency relief chief, toured the devastated areas of south Beirut. He described what he saw as "horrific" and said the destruction "makes it a violation of humanitarian law."

Egeland said UN supplies of humanitarian aid would arrive within the next few days, but "we need access," and "so far Israel is not giving us access."

1 Comments:

At 7/24/2006 4:37 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

"About 55 percent of all casualties at the Beirut Government University Hospital are children of 15 years of age or less, hospital records show."

"The (liberal) media is still reporting that the bombs are hitting members of Hezbollah the hardest. They are the target, right?"

....

Again, maybe there's a reason...Like that's exactly what Hezbollah WANTS...


"Guerrillas like to hide behind civilians.

Muslim guerrillas take it a step further: "Civilians" are a weapon to them -- as much a part of the fight as the AK-47 or RPG they carry.

Those who have visited any Hezbollah installation in Lebanon over the years always remark on the fact that there are always families, women and children, in and around the place. "Secret" installations are usually hidden in plain site -- in houses or apartment buildings.

Seldom, if ever, has a guerrilla movement been able to so openly and exquisitely weave itself into the fabric of a society as Hezbollah has done in Lebanon. . . .

To Hezbollah -- high on the hatred of centuries -- this is total war, and the very term "civilian" -- except for its temporary value in gulling the West -- does not apply."

http://instapundit.com/archives/031541.php

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1153291973626&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

 

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